Pomatocalpa decipiens (Lindl.) J.J.Sm. 1912

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Amrita Tripathy


Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Decieving Pomatocalpa

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh with a very short stem carrying linear, unequally bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, erect, elongating, several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Cleisostoma decipiens Lindl. 1844; Cleisostoma maculosum Thwaites 1861; Cleisostoma thwaitesianum Trimen 1885; Saccolabium decipiens (Lindl.) Alston 1931

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing/photo fide;