Porrorhachis galbina (J.J.Sm.) Garay 1972


Closer Flower View Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulenand Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Plant and Flowers in situ Mt Kinabalu Borneo Photo by Copyright © Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

Full Shade Warm Cool Spring EARLYSummer and Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Greenish Yellow Porrorhachis

Flower Size

Found in Northern Borneo, Western Java and Sulawesi in lower montane, mossy or scrub forests on sandstone ridges at elevations around 1100 to 1700 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing, monopodial epiphyte on small branches of shrubs and trees with a short stem carrying to 6, lanceolate, v-channelled, thick, fleshy, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer as well as fall on several at once to 2" [5 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence and holding the flowers in the apical third.

Synonyms *Saccolabium galbinum J.J.Sm. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 drawing good; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 drawing/photos fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 3 1997 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011