Podochilus saxatilis Lindl. 1833 Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Drawing Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg

Common Name The Rock Living Podochilus

Flower Size .06" [1.5 mm]

Found in Sri Lanka in tropical wet evergreen forests at eelvations up tp 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with lateral to pendent, nonpseudobulbous stems enveloped completely by basally imbricating, clasping leaf sheaths and carrying many 2 ranked, laterally compressed, lanceolate, slightly recurved, obtuse leaves that blooms in the fall, winter and early spring on a terminal, 2.8" [7 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, 3 veined floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 photo fide; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide;