Podochilus sumatranus Schltr. 1906 Type drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Sumatra Podochilus

Flower Size

Found in Sumatra at low elevations as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with creeping to pendulous, branching, thin, long stems carrying 2 ranked, linear, acute, basally twisted, fairly tough leaves that blooms on a terminal, single flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, scarcely as long as the ovary floral bract.and carrying white flushed with rose red flowers.

Similar to P similis but this one has a oblong lip apex and has three teeth on the rostellum while P similis has a spathulate apex plus only 2 teeth on the rostellum.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001 Drawing fide;