Podochilus hellwigii Schltr. 1900 SECTION Podochilus Photo courtesy of © Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and André Schuiteman and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Plant and Flower

Plant and Flower Photo by © Art Vogel

Full shade Hot CoolLATESpring Summer

Common Name Hellwig's Podochilus [German Botanist in New Guinea late 1800's]

Flower Size .1" [4mm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 30 to 1250 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with filiform, glabrous, terete, densely leafy stems enveloped completely by tightly clasping leaf bearing sheaths and carrying erect-patent, oblong-ligulate to lanceolate-ligulate, glabrous, oblique, long apiculate apically, cuneate below leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal to subterminal, erect to pendant, .2" [5mm] long, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with patent, glabrous flowers

Synonyms Podochilus longipes J.J.Sm. 1908; Podochilus longipes f. brevicalcaratus J.J.Sm. 1913; Podochilus longipes var. emarginatus J.J.Sm. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V Shuiteman and de Vogel 2008