Porpax verrucosa Schuit. 2016 Photo by Andre Schuiteman and Porpax verrucosa (Orchidaceae), a new species from Cambodia Page

Common Name The Verrucose Porpax [refers to the warty tepals]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Cambodia in the Cardamon Mountains on mossy dead tree trunks in disturbed evergreen hill forests at elevvations around 430 meters as a mni-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with close set, discoid, bilobed, pandurate in outline pseudobulbs enveloped by a persistent, radiating vein, non reticulate sheath and carrying 2, oblong-elliptic to elliptic, apical margin minutely papillose, obtuse, shortly mucronate leaves that blooms in the fall on a peduncle to .08" [2 mm] long, arosing form the apex of a mature leafless pseudobulb, single flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate-triangularacute, scarious floral bracts.

Similar to P elwesii in the non-reticulate veins of the disintegrating sheaths it differs in the petals and in a lesser sense the sepals very large glassy cells giving the appearance of warts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Kew Bull. 71(1)-4: 1 Porpax verrucosa (Orchidaceae), a new species from Cambodia Schuiteman 2016 drawing/photo fide