Pteroceras fraternum (J.J.Sm.) Bakh.f. 1963

Another Flower Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbarium Website

Full Shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Brotherly Pteroceras [refers to it's possibility of being a natural hybrid between P teres and P compressum]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Sumatra and western Java in lower montane forests on small branches at elevations around 1000 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped completely by the bases carrying a few linear-lanceolate, fleshy, narrowed and bidentate apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a terete, to 6" [to 15 cm] long, racemose, successively few, many flowered inflorescence with a flattened rachis that is half enveloped by imbricate, in two rows, very short and broad floral bracts from which 1 to a few very short lived flowers are open at any one time.

Synonyms Sarcochilus fraternus J.J.Sm. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 photo fide