Pomatocalpa incurvum (J.J.Sm.) J.J.Sm. 1913

Plant and Flowers


Photos by J B Comber/Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial shade Hot Winter

Common Name The Incurved Pomatocalpa

Flower Size .6 [1 cm]

Found in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands on trees and smallshrubs at elevations of 200 to 250 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short stem carrying erect-spreading, glabrous, ligulate, unequally and obtusely bilobed apcially leaves that blooms in the winter on a very short, to 1.2 [3 cm] long, densely several flowered inflorescence with small, obtuse floral bracts.

Synonyms *Cleisostoma incurvum J.J.Sm. 1911; Pomatocalpa potamophilum Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as P potamophilum drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 as P potamophilum