Porpax thaithongiae Suddee, Promm. & Watthana 2014 Photo by Watthana S. and Thai Erinaceae and Orchidaceae Page

Common Name Thaithong's Porpax [Assoc. Prof. of Botany, Chulalongkorn University current]

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Thailand in dry deciduous dipterocarp forest on degraded limestone hills at elevations around 800 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with close set, flattened triangular to globose pseudobulbs as well as covered with a network of fibers feft from the disintegrating sheath and carrying 2, apical, ovate-lanceolate, present at blooming or arising after, dull green, elliptic to oblong, acute, fasint longitudinally lined, tapering below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, short, single flowered inflorescence with conspicuous, ovate to rounded, apex acute, as ong as the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 Pg 214 fig 236 as P meirax drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as P meirax drawing fide; *Botanisk Tiddskrft Bind 72 1-14 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand VIII Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide;