Podochilus pachyrhizus Schltr. 1906 Type drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Broad Root Podochilus

Flower Size

Found in Sumatra at low elevations as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a branching, rather fine, long, some pendulous stems carrying 2 ranked, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, thin leaves that blooms on a terminal, short, usually single flowered inflorescence carrying greenish flowers with a red blotch on each petal

Schlechter stated that this orchid is similar to P appendiculatum but differs in the lip shape.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Suamtra J B Comber 2001 drawing fide;