Podochilus serpyllifolius (Blume) Lindl. 1859 Photo by J.B.Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Flower Close Up? Photo by Ed de Vogel

Drawing Drawing by J.J.Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full ShadeWarmCoolSpring

Common Name The Serplyli-Like Leaved Podochilus [A type of field Thyme]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Borneo and Java on tree trunks in mixed dipterocarp forests, mossy rocks, small trees in lower montane forests at elevations of 700 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping, branching, terete stem carrying oblong, apiculate, broadest near the base leaves that blooms in the early spring on both terminal and lateral, .15" [4 mm] long, fractiflex, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute, concave floral bracts.

Synonyms Cryptoglottis serpyllifolia Blume 1825; Hexameria disticha R.Br. 1838

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as Cryptoglottis serpyllifolia; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 Photo fide; Orchids Of Sarawak Beaman & Wood etal 2001; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011;