Pteroceras fragrans (Ridl.) Garay 1972 Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt.

FragranceFull Shade Hot Cool Spring

Common Name The Fragrant Pteroceras

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Sarawak, Kalimantan and Sabah Borneo in lowland and hill forests on small branches at elevations around 400 to 1600 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped completely by the leaf bases of which there are 5 to 9, linear-oblong to linear-lanceolate, oblique to falcate, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on to 3, terete, to 6" [15 cm] long, racemose, few to many, successively 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with each flower node on the rachis dilated into 2 parallel, semi-lanceolate, entire wings or keels and has scale like floral bracts carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Pteroceras spathipetalum (J.J.Sm.) Garay 1972; Sarcochilus fragrans Ridl. 1908; Sarcochilus spathipetalus J.J.Sm. 1931

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001; Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 Wood 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 1 2009 photo; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; Philippine Native OPrchid Spceis Cootes 2011 photo fide; Of Men and Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 photo fide