Pomatocalpa undulatum (Lindl.) J.J.Sm. 1912 Photo by Martin Epicphals and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing Drawing by Su Horng-Jye [Flora of Taiwan Second ed. 5: pl 435 2000] and The Flora of China Website


Common Name The Undulate Pomatocalpa - In China Tai Wan Lu Jiao Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [8mm]

Found in Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Bangladesh and Taiwan in forests on tree trunks at elevations around 200 to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 3 to 7, linear-lorate, leathery, conduplicate towards the base, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on a lateral, condensed, racemose, globose in outline, 1/2" to 1.6" [1.3 to 4 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with broadly triangular floral bracts and carrying fleshy flowers

Synonyms Cleisostoma acuminatum Rolfe 1913; Cleisostoma brachybotryum Hayata 1914; Cleisostoma undulatum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1872; Gastrochilus undulatus (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pomatocalpa acuminatum (Rolfe) Schltr. 1919; Pomatocalpa brachybotryum (Hayata) Hayata 1915; Pomatocalpa undulatum subsp. acuminatum (Rolfe) Watthana 2007; *Saccolabium undulatum Lindl. 1833

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 as P acuminatum; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Wild orchids of Taiwan Liu & Wang 2014 as P acuminatum photos fide