Pomatocalpa marsupiale (Kraenzl.) J.J.Sm. 1913 Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Inflorescence Photo by Copyright © Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

Part sun Hot Warm spring THROUGHFall

Common Name or Meaning The Pouched Pomatocalpa - In Australia The Branched Bladder Orchid

Flower Size 1/2 to .6" [1.2 to 1.5 cm]

Found the Moluccas, Sulawesi, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Queensland and Vanuatu in lowland rainforests at elevations around sealevel to 1100 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing, monopodial, epiphyte or lithophyte with an elongate, branching stem carrying large, strap-shaped, fleshy, leathery, yellow green leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on an axillary, to 3' [90 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence holding the flowers towards the apex in a clump.

Synonyms Cleisostoma koordersii Rolfe 1899; *Cleisostoma marsupiale Kraenzl. 1889; Pomatocalpa koordersii (Rolfe) J.J.Sm. 1912; Pomatocalpa orientale J.J.Sm. 1913; Pomatocalpa sphaeroceras (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1912; Saccolabium koordersii (Rolfe) Schltr. 1911; Saccolabium sphaeroceras Schltr. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlecter 1912/85; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 as P koodersii; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 photo ok; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002 as P koordersii; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Flora Malesiana: Orchids of New Guinea Vol 5 Schuiteman & D de Vogel 2008; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 photo fide