Pholidota nervosa (Blume) Rchb.f. 1857 SECTION Chelonanthera [Blume] Butzin 1974

Plant and Flowers Photos by Leicneagra and The Wild Orchids of Sumatra Website

Drawing Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Nerved Pholidota

Flower Size .3" [7.5 mm]

Found in Sumatra and Java at elevations of 1500 to 1700 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid-oblong, broader than thick pseudobulbs carrying 2, lanceolate, acute, shiny green, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a proteranthous, erect, arising from developing pseudobulbs, peduncle oval in cross-section, 4.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, rachis zig-zag, quadrangular, 4.8" [to 12 cm] long, 10.8" [27 cm] long overall, many flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms *Acanthoglossum nervosum Blume 1825; Coelogyne nervillosa (Blume) Rchb.f. 1862

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Monographs Vol 3 Coelogyneae III Pholidota De Vogel 1988 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;

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