Podochilus falcatus Lindl. 1833

Inflorescence Photos by Matthew Joel and Orchids Online Australia Website

Plant Photo courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part ShadeWarmCool LATEFall

Common NameThe Falcate Podochilus

Flower Size

Found in India and Sri Lanka in submontane and tropical wet evergreen forests at elevations of 600 to 1850 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with a slender, nonpseudobulbous stem carrying distichous, equitant, laterally compressed, subulate to ovate-subulate, acute, subacute to obtuse, straight, erect, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring, summer and earlier fall on a terminal, peduncle .02 " [5 mm] long, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long overall, few flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, acute, basally cordate, persistent, minutely and sparsely spiny, 3 veined floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok;