Podochilus hystricinus Ames 1923

Side View of Flower with bristly ovary Photos by Ravan Schneider and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full shade Warm Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Bristly Podochilus [Refers to the ovary]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Leyete the Phillipines at elevations of 700 to 750 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with clustered, slender, leafy to the base stems carrying 2 ranked, .06 to .08" [1.5 to 2 mm] between each, obliquely ascending, oblong elliptic, abruptly acute, basally clasping, jointed to the cylindric, persistent sheath leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal to sometime axillary, between the upper leaves, to .16" [4 mm] long, few flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, concave floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984