Podochilus tenuis (Blume) Lindl. 1833

Side View of flower Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Drawing Drawing by J.J.Smith and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz

Common Name The Delicate Podochilus

Flower Size .65" [1.7 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Borneo, Java and Sumatra in damp hill, oak/laurel and lower montane forests at elevations of 700 to 1950 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte occuring in deep shade with numerous, thin, freely branching stems carrying small, acutely angled, narrowly oblong, apiculate leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, rarely lateral, short, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Apista tenuis Bl. 1825; Podochilus acicularis Hkr.f 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Icones Planetarum plate 2147 Hkrf. 1893 as P acicularis drawing hmm; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing hmm; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo hmmm; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing hmm; 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 hmm; Orchids Of Sarawak Beaman & Wood etal 2001; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide

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