Pholidota carnea (Blume) Lindl. 1830 SECTION Crinonia

Another Inflorescence

Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulenand Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Flower Closeup red

Plant and Flowers red Photos by © David Kuehn

Part shadeWarmTo CoolSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Fleshy Pholidota

Flower Size .25" [6mm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Lesser Sunda Islands, Moloccas, Bismark Islands, New Guinea and the Philippines in lower montane forests oak/laurel and moss forests at elevations of 900 to 2100 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping, climbing, hanging, freely branching rhizome enveloped by large, brown sheaths and carrying close set to 1" [3 cm] between each, oblong to oval, setting at an acute angle on the rhizome, reddish to brown pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, narrowly lanceolate, acute, 3 veined, basally petiolate leaves that blooms in the spring on a to 6.2" [16 cm] long, fractiflex, arching inflorescence arising from the apex of newly developing pseudobulbswith oval, acute floral bracts that fall off early on and carrying several flowers that are alternately opposite on the rachis..

Synonyms Coelogyne carnea (Blume) Rchb.f. 1862; *Crinonia carnea Blume 1825; Crinonia elmeri Ames 1915; Crinonia elisabethiana (Ridl.) Ridl. 1924; Crinonia parviflora (Hook.f.) Pfitzer 1907; Pholidota bismarckiensis Schltr. 1911; Pholidota carnea var. carnea.; Pholidota carnea var. parviflora (Hook.f.) de Vogel 1988; Pholidota carnea var. pumila (Ridl.) de Vogel 1988; Pholidota celebica Schltr. 1911; Pholidota elisabethiana Ridl. 1915; Pholidota micrantha Hook.f. 1890; Pholidota parviflora Hook.f. 1889; Pholidota parviflora var. pumila Ridl. 1908; Pholidota torricellensis Schltr. 1911; Pleione carnea (Blume) Kuntze 1891

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?; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911/1985 as P bismarckiensis drawing ok; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911/1985 as P torricellensis drawing fide;Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as P parviflora drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 2 1983 photo fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Schlechter/Brieger 1986; Orchid Monographs Vol 3 Pholidota De Vogel 1988; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Woods & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Flora Malesiana: Orchids of New Guinea Vol 5 Schuiteman & D de Vogel 2008; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide/photo ok; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide

Pholidota carnea var. parviflora (Hook.f.) de Vogel 1988 Photo by © Art Vogel

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing hmm;

Pholidota carnea var. pumila (Ridl.) de Vogel 1988 A variety of P carnea Flower Closeup

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing hmm;

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