Pomatocalpa kunstleri (Hook. f.) J.J. Sm. 1912

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Common Name Kunstler's Pomatocalpa [Orchid Collector and Illustrator in Malaya 1800's]

Flower Size .3" [7 mm]

Found in Thailand, penninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, the Moluccas and the Phillipines at elevations of sealevel to 1100 meters in lowland podosol forests as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte on limestone with a rather short, stout stem carrying up to 25 dull-grey green, erect leaves that are apically rounded and unequally bilobed and blooms in the spring on a several branched, erect, slender, finely pilose, 10 to 16" [25 to 40 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with shortly triangular, acute floral bracts carrying densly clustered, small, non-resupinate, wide-opening flowers.

Synonyms *Cleisostoma kunstleri Hook. f. 1894; Pomatocalpa merrillii Schltr. 1913; Saccolabium pubescens Ridl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 Cleisostoma kunstleri; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Thailand Seiddenfaden & Smitinand 1964 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as P merrilii; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 19881988; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 4 2003 drawing/photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 3 2004; Flora Malesiana: Orchids of New Guinea Vol 5 Schuiteman & D de Vogel 2008; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 as p fusca photo good; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 drawing fide