Pomatocalpa armigerum (King & Pantl.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951 TYPE Drawing by R Pantling and Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part sun Hot LATESummer EARLYFall

Common Name The Guarded Pomatocalpa [refers to the calli the guards the entrance to the spur]

Flower Size .22 to .24" [6 to 7 mm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas in tropical valleys at elevations of 300 to 500 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a rigid, erect, stem carrying distichous, fleshy, semi-terete, irregularily ridged, acute, sessile, jointed leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an extra axillary, subcapitate, densely many flowered inflorescence with overlapping, avate-lanceolate, apiculate bracts

Synonyms *Cleisostoma armigera King & Pantl. 1896; Sarcanthus armiger (King & Pantl.) J.J.Sm. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Cleisostoma armigera drawing fide; AOS Bulletin vol 27 #4 1958 as Cleisostoma armigeradrawing ok; Indian Orchids, A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh Hegde 1984; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002