Porpax jerdoniana (Wight) Rolfe 1908 Photo by The Enchanting Kerala Orchid Photo Website

Full Shade Hot

Common Name or Meaning Jerdon's Porpax

Flower Size

Found in southern India and in the Andaman Islands at elevations around 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with 2 orbicular, prominent midvein, rounded apically leaves that blooms on a short, single to 3 flowered inflorescence carrying tomentose flowers

Synonyms Cryptochilus wightii Rchb.f. 1862; Eria jerdoniana (Wight) Rchb.f. 1861; Eria lichenora Lindl. 1858; *Lichenora jerdoniana Wight 1851; Pinalia jerdoniana (Wight) Kuntze 1891; Porpax lichenora (Lindl.) T.Cooke 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001