Podochilus bimaculatus Schltr. 1912

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

Full shade Hot warmWinter EARLY Summer

Common Name The Two Spotted Podochilus

Flower Size .16" [4mm]

Found in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in lowland forests at elevations around 600 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with elongate, branching rhizomes giving rise to branching, filiform, glabrous, terete, densely leafy stems, enveloped completely by tightly clasping leaf bearing sheaths and carrying erect-patent, oblong-ligulate to lanceolate-ligulate, glabrous, oblique, long apiculate apically, cuneate below into the base leaves that blooms in the winter and early summer on a terminal to subterminal, erect to pendant, shortly pedunculate, .2" [5mm] long, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with patent, glabrous flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 ; P>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------