Porpax jerdoniana (Wight) Rolfe 1908

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Full Shade Hot Summer

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 reticulate, dark green pseudobulbs carrying 2 oblong-orbicular, prominent midvein, ciliolate, rounded apically leaves that blooms in the summer 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 ; Botanisk Tiddskrft Bind 72 1-14 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand VIII Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1960; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001