Pomatocalpa bicolor (Lindl.) J.J.Sm.1912 Photo by Eric Christenson

Inflorescence Photo by Jim Cootes, courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Sun Hot LATE Winter EARLYSpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Two-Colored Pomatocalpa

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations of sealevel to 500 meters as a small to giant sized, hot growing epiphyte or lithophyte with erect stems carrying strap-shaped, leathery leaves that blooms in the late winter, spring and summer on an axillary, erect, sometimes branched, 12" [30 cm] long, many [20] flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Cleisostoma bicolor Lindl. 1851

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 drwaing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 10 1994 photo fide; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003 as P. amboinensis; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide