Podochilus imitans Schltr. 1905 SECTION Podochilus


Plant and Flower Photo courtesy of © Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and André Schuiteman and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full shade Hot Warm Summer Fall

Common Name The Imitating Podochilus

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland and lower montane forests at elevations around 5 to 900 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with unbranched, thinly terete, densely leafy stems enveloped completely by persistent, tightly clasping leaf sheaths and carrying several, erect-patent, narrowly lanmceolate or oblong-lanceolate, apically bristly apiculate leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, pendant, distichous, rather lax, to .6" [1.5 cm] long, 7 to 20 flowered inflorecence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V Shuiteman and de Vogel 2008