Pholidota convallariae (E.C.Parish & Rchb.f.) Hook.f. 1889 SECTION Repentes

Plant and Flowers in situ Thailand

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Fragrance Full shade CoolFall

Common Name The Lily of the Valley-Like Pholidota - In China Ao Chun Shi Xian Tao

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Myanmar, Thailand, Java, Sumatra and Vietnam at elevations around 1370 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a thick, woody rhizome giving rise to long-conical, curved, yellowish green pseduobulbs and carrying 2, lanceolate, tough, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a 8" [20 cm] long, to 20 flowered inflorescence arising from newly arising growths and has narrowly lanceolate, acute, longer than the flowers floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Coelogyne convallariae E.C.Parish & Rchb.f. 1872; Pholidota convallariae var. breviscapa Deori & J.Joseph 1978 publ. 1979; Pholidota fragrans Ridl. 1917; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 2 1983 photo fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 3 Revisions in the Genus Pholidota De Vogel 1988; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photo ok

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