Porpax fibuliformis (King & Pantl.) King & Pantl. 1898 Photo by Dale and Deni Borders

Plant in situ on rock

Close up of Plant in situ on rock Photos by © André Schuiteman, Jaap Vermeulen and Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full ShadeHotFall

Common Name The Brooch-Like Porpax [Refers to the pseudobulbs]

Flower Size 1/4" [6 to 8 mm]

Found in northeastern India, Sikkim, Thailand and Laos at elevations of 300 to 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with densely clustered, depressed-lenticular pseudobulbs enveloped by a membrane that forms a reticulate cage-like structure and carrying 2, apical, erect, oblanceolate to elliptic, subacute, weakly reticulate, many veined, sessile, minutely ciliolate margined leaves that blooms in the fall on a short, axillary, 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Eria fibuliformis King & Pantl. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide other than leaves are wrong; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections drawing not = P ustulata; Botanisk Tiddskrft Bind 72 1-14 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand VIII Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as P reticulata drawing Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok;