Podochilus marsupialis Schuit. 1998

Plant Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep Shade HotWarm Summer

Common Name The Marsupial Like Podochilus [refers to the base of the column that has an unusual pouch like structure]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Borneo on trees and decaying logs in primary forests at elevations of 130 to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with radiating, basally rooting, seldom branching stems carrying 2 opposite rows of very short, bilaterally flattened and overlap at the base leaves [like Oberonia] that blooms in the summer on a terminal to axillary, simultaneously opening few flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001; Orchids Of Sarawak Beaman & Wood etal 2001 photo good; Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 Wood 2003 drawing/photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmuessen 2005; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide