Podochilus strictus Ames 1910

Side View of Flowers

Plant and Flowers in situ the Philippines Photos by P.B. Pelser & J.F. Barcelona and The Phyto Images Website

Full shade Warm

Common Name or Meaning The Upright Podochilus [refers to the stiff stems]

Flower Size .08 to .12" [2 to 3 mm]

Found in the Philippines in shady locations at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with stiff, not branching stems carrying 2 ranked, shiny green, narrowly ovate, acute leaves that blooms on a terminal, short, 2 ranked, successively many, 2 to 3 at a time inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids Of Sarawak Beaman & Wood etal 2001 as P aff strictum; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo good;