Podochilus similis Blume 1849 Drawing by Blume and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Warm

Common Name or Meaning The Similar Podochilus

Flower Size .06" [1.5 mm]

Found in southern Sumatra and Borneo in mangrove swamps and other humid lowland environs at elevations near sea level as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with pendulous, freely branching stems carrying, all along and acutely angled to the stem, linear, shortly acute leaves that blooms on a terminal, short, to 8 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, concave, shorter than the ovaries floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids Of Sarawak Beaman & Wood etal 2001