Pomatocalpa bambusarum (King & Pantl.) Garay 1972

Drawing by © King & Pantling and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial shade Hot Warm Spring

Common Name The Bambusa’s Pomatocalpa

Flower Size .35 to .45” [.88 to 1.2 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas at elevations around 400 to 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with none to a very short stem carrying fleshy, linear-oblong, acute, keeled, channeled, slightly narrowing towards the base leaves that blooms in the spring on a pendulous, peduncel with 3 to 4 bracts, 1.5 to 6.5” [3.75 to 15.2 cm] long, rachis thickened, to 12 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cleisostoma bambusarum (King & Pantl.) King & Pantl. 1899; Saccolabium bambusarum (King & Pantl.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; *Sarcanthus bambusarum King & Pantl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya King & Pantling 1899 drawing fide