Pteroceras hirsutum (Hook.f.) Holttum 1960 Photo by Petrus Kurniawan

Full Shade Hot

Common Name or Meaning The Hairy Pteroceras

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra at elevations of 300 to 400 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a stem carrying about 6, narrowly oblong, somewhat broader in the apical half, tough, unevenly bilobed apically, obtuse leaves that blooms on a more or less horizontal, arising from low on the stem, 2.4" [6 cm] long, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with rather large, broadly ovate, green bracts and about half the flowers open at any one time.

Synonyms Ascochilus hirtulus var. porphyrochlamys Burkill 1923; Sarcochilus burchardianus Schltr. 1906; *Sarcochilus hirsutus Hook.f. 1890; Thrixspermum hirsutum (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as Sarcochilus hirsutus drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Sarcochilus hirsutum; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bild 70 Hft 1 Contributions to the flora of Thailand VI Seidenfaden 1975; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Cribb & Wood 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide;