Podochilus gracilis (Blume) Lindl. 1833

Another Flower color Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Drawing Drawing by J.J.Smith and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz

Deep shadeWarm Cool

Common Name The Graceful Podochilus

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sumatra, Java, Borneo and the Lesser Sunda Islands in moist shady areas at elevations of 600 to 1700 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing, trunk epiphyte with an elongate, creeping, freely branching stem carrying 2 ranked, lanceolate, a long drawn out point at the apex, green to reddish leaves that blooms in the late winter on a terminal, very short, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence enveloped by imbricate sheaths and has oval, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms *Platysma gracilis Blume 1825

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1908; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide;