Pomatocalpa macphersonii (F. Muell.) P.F. Hunt 1958

Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of © Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and André Schuiteman and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website


Common Name MacPherson's Pomatocalpa [Australian Collector 1800's] - In Australia The Blotched Bladder Orchid

Flower Size 3/8" to 1/2" [10 to 12 mm]

This epiphytic, medium sized, monopodial, hot to warm growing species is found in Queensland Australia and Papua and New Guinea in lowland rainforests at elevations of sealevel to 700 meters in deep shade with a semi-pendant growing stem with leaves all along and blooms in the winter through spring on a lateral, 1 1/4" to 4" [3 to 10 cm] long, crowded, pendant raceme with a few to thirty, fleshy, thick, longlasting flowers.

Synonyms Cleisostoma macphersoni [F Muell.] F. Muell. ex Benth 1873; *Saccolabium macphersonii F.Muell. 1870; Sarcanthus macphersonii (F.Muell.) Rupp 1941; Sarcochilus macphersonii F. Muell. 1874

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85 as Pomatocalpa pomatophillum; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 as Pomatocalpa pomatophillum; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 10 1994 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 2 2003 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V Shuiteman and de Vogel 2008; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014