!Poaephyllum pauciflorum (Hook.f.) Ridl. 1907

Side View of Flower 1st Photo by Peter O'Byrne 2nd by JB Comber and The Swiss Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Few Flowered Poaephyllum

Flower Size .16" [4mm]

Found in Thailand, penninsular Malaysia, Java, Sumatra, Sabah Borneo and the Philippines in lowlands and hill riverine forests at elevations around 400 to 600 meters as a medium sized sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with hard, non-branched stems carrying in youth 2 ranked, linear, gradually narrowing apically to an obtuse bilobed apex leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on numerous, lateral, very short to .4" [1 cm] long, successively, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts

Synonyms Agrostophyllum pauciflorum Hook.f. 1890; Eria minutiflora Ridl. 1896; Lectandra parviflora J.J.Sm. 1907; Lectandra pauciflora (Hook.f.) Schltr. 1912; Poaephyllum parviflorum (J.J.Sm.) Rolfe 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1892 as Agrostophyllum pauciflorum drawing ok; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1960; Orchids of Java Cober 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmuessen 2005 drawing fide The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo ok; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide