Podochilus malabaricus Wight 1851 Photo by Art Vogel and his Picasa Orchid Photo Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Malabar Podochilus [An area of southern India]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in India, Sri Lanka and Borneo with a short stem enveloped by equitant, ensiform, obtuse leaves that blooms on a 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] long, few flowered, much longer than the leaves, inclined to horizontal inflorescence

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids: Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979; A Checklist of the orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994;