Pholidota roseans Schltr. 1913 SECTION Chinensis Drawing by de Vogel

Common Name The Rose Red Pholidota [refers to the flowers]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Yunnan and Guizhou in mixed forests provinces of China at elevations around 1250 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing lithophyte with close set, very slender, finely irregularily longitudinally wrinkled with age pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, linear-lanceolate, acute, rather stiff, 5 to 7 main nerved, slightly prominent above and below, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves taht blooms on a proteranthous, peduncle wiry, [ .4 to 1" [1 to 2.5 cm] long, , rachis probably pendulous, straight, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, 7 to 9 flowered inflorescence with persistent during blooming, patent to reflexed, gradually decreasing in size towards the apex, ovate, floral bracts and carrying pinkish white to white flowers

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Orchid Monographs Vol 2 de Vogel 1988 drawing fide;

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