Podochilus muricatus (Teijsm. & Binn.) Schltr. 1900 Photo by Andre Schuiteman and The National Herbarium Website

Plant and Flowers Photo by The Black Jungle Exotics Website

Common Name The Muricate Podochilus

Flower Size .15" [7mm]

Found in Malaysia, Java and Sumatra at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye with close set, rarely branched, terete stems enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying oval to almost circular, basally twisted, obtusely bilobed apically, muricate, fleshy leaves that blooms in spring on a terminal, or rarely axillary, very short to .17" [4.5 mm], 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with conspicuous, spreading, ovate-orbicular, apiculate, concave floral bracts

Synonyms Appendicula echinocarpa Hook.f. 1890; *Appendicula muricata Teijsm. & Binn. 1862;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1893 as Appendicula echinocarpa drawing hmm; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Appendicula muricatus; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 Photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide