Podochilus filiformis Schltr. 1912

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

Full shade Hot WarmFall

Common Name The Filiform Podochilus

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 450 to 600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with decumbent, elongate rhizomes giving rise to branching, filiform, flexuous, densely leafy stems, enveloped completely by tightly clasping leaf bearing sheaths and carrying subpatent, linear, acute, twisted, glabrous leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85;