Poaephyllum podochiloides (Schltr.) Ridl. 1916

Closer Flower View Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulenand Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full shadeWarmFall

Common Name or Meaning The Podochilus-Like Poaephyllum

Flower Size .35" [.6cm]

Found in Borneo and New Guinea in lower montane forests and on limestone at elevations around 800 to 1000 meters as a large sized, warm growing lithophyte on limestone often along streams with several stems carrying 3 to 5, erect-patent, linear-ligulate, unequally bilobulate apically leaves that blooms in the fall on a lateral, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Eria podochiloides Schltr. 1905; Lectandra podochiloides (Schltr.) Schltr. 1912; Trichotosia podochiloides (Schltr.) Kraenzl. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 as Lectandra podochiloides drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993as P cf podochiloides; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V Shuiteman and de Vogel 2008