Pholidota camelostalix Rchb.f.1858 SECTION Camelostalix Photo by J.B. Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part sun Warm cool Spring

Common Name

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found on Java, Lesser Sunda Islands and Sumatra in montane forests at elevations of 820 to 2000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with globose to ovate, close set pseudobulbs carrying 2 lanceolate, acute, tough, hard leaves that blooms in the spring on an initially erect then arching to 12" [30 cm] long, 20 to 25 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Camelostalix reicherbachii Pfitzer 1907; Coelogyne camelostalix (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1862; Pholidota camelostalix var. grandiflora J.J.Sm.1921; Pholidota camelostalix var. vaginata (Carr) de Vogel 1988; Pholidota vaginata Carr 1933

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857?; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing good; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 2 1983 photo hmm; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Schlechter/Brieger 1986; Orchid Monographs Vol 3 Pholidota De Vogel 1988 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo/fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide