Pteroceras muriculatum (Rchb.f.) P.F.Hunt 1970 Photo by Dr Sam P Mathew and the Tropical Botanic Garden & Research Institute Trivandrum India

Fragrant Part shade HottoWarm LATER Spring

Common Name The Small Point Pteroceras [refers to the small spur at the lip base]

Flower Size .72" [1.8 cm]

Found in the Andaman Islands as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a pendulous stem carrying fleshy-coriaceous, ligulate, apically unequally bilobed, cuneate below into the base leaves that blooms in the later spring on an axillary, as long as the leaf, 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm] long, thin, red spotted, simultaneously 7 to 8 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Sarcochilus muriculatus Rchb.f. 1881: Thrixspermum muriculatum (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f Vol 3 Reichenbach 1883 as Thrixspermum muricatulum; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as Sarcochilus muricatulum drawing ok; Indian Orchids, A Guide To Identification Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 ; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;