Pomatocalpa arachnanthe (Ridl.) J.J.Sm. 1912 Drawing by Seidenfaden

Common Name The Spider-Like Pomatocalpa

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia in rather open areas as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with an elongate, climbing stem carrying oblong, curving upwards, not basally twisted, rounded and bilobed apcially leaves that blooms on a several branched, 8 to 16" [20 to 40 cm] long overall, each branch elongating over several weeks, always with a few flowers crowded towards the apex each flower upward facing, white fading to pale greenish yellow with violet spots at the base of the sepals only .

This species has the largest flower of the Malaysian Pomatocalpa.

Synonyms *Saccolabium arachnanthe Ridl. 1870

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide;