Podochilus plumosus Ames 1910

Plant in situ Sulawesi Photos by Ron Waling-Waling and The RVO Orchid Talk Website

Full shade Hot Warm Winter Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Feathery Podochilus [refers to the foliage]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in the Philippines in shady locations at elevations of 80 to 960 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with very slender, branching stems carrying 2 ranked, linear, that blooms in the winter and spring on a short, from the axils of the leaves near the tips of the stem, single flowered inflorescnece


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide