Pristiglottis pubescens (Blume) Cretz. & J.J.Sm. 1934

Plant and Flowers in situ Cameron Highlands Malayasia Photos by David Kuehn

Full shadeWarmSpring

Common Name The Hairy Pritiglottis

Flower Size 1/2" [1.3 cm]

Found in Java and Sumatra in primary and secondary montane forests at elevations of 1100 to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing terrestrial with an erect, stem carrying 5 to 8, ovate, acute, shiny light green leaves spread evenly on the stem that blooms innthe spring on an erect, shortly white pubescent, 2" [5 cm] long, 2 to 9 flowered, racemose inflorescence with oblong, acute, pale brownish green, pubescent on the outside floral bracts.

Synonyms *Anoectochilus pubescens Blume 1825; Cystopus pubescens (Blume) Blume 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905 as Cystopus pubescens; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Cystopus pubescens drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002 photo fide;