Podochilus intricatus Ames 1913 publ. 1914


Plant and Flowers Photos by P.B. Pelser & J.F. Barcelona and The PhytoImages Website


Common Name The Intricate Podochilus

Flower Size

Found in the Philippines in shady locations at elevations of 300 to 1100 meters as a small sized, semi-pendulous, hot to cool growing epiphyte with very slender, branching stems carrying many, 2 ranked, basally twisted, clasping, leathery, shiny, elliptic-oblong, long-apiculate leaves that blooms in the later fall, winter and spring on a terminal, to .6" [1.5 cm] long, successively 1 to 2, few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Phgilippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide;