!Pteroceras teres (Blume) Holttum 1960


Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Another Flower Photo by © Eric Hunt and His Orchid Photo Website

Scent Part Sun Warm" Cool Spring"

Common Name The Terete Leafed Pteroceras

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas, the Philippines, Sulawesi and Sumatra in lowland, hill and lower montane forests forests at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, pendant, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an unbranched stem carrying 4 to 17, linear-oblong to lanceolate, oblique, 2 lobed, sessile jointed leaves that blooms in the spring on 1 to 4, axillary, pendant, glabrous, .6" to 3" [1.5 to 7.8 cm] long, successively 5 at once, many flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by 1 to 4, small sheaths and the rachis is dilated with winged nodes and scale like floral bracts all carrying resupinate, fragrant, short-lived flowers.

Synonyms Aerides suaveolens Roxb., 1832; Aerides teres (Blume) Lindl. 1833; *Dendrocolla teres Blume 1825; Ornitharium striatulum Lindl. & Paxton 1851; Pteroceras radicans Hassk. 1842; Pteroceras suaveolens (Roxb.) Holttum 1960; Sarcochilus palawanensis Ames 1915; Sarcochilus suaveolens (Roxb.) Hook.f. 1890; Sarcochilus teres (Blume) Rchb.f. 1863; Sarcochilus teres var. exinflatus J.J.Sm.1932; Thrixspermum teres (Blume) Rchb.f. 1868

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as Dendrocolla teres; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as Dendrocolla teres; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1865 as Thrixspermum teres drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Sarcochilus suaveolaens drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Sarchochilus suaveolens; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as Pteroceras suaveolens drawing fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 drawing ok/ photo good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 as Macropodanthus alatus not = P teres photo fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden Drawing fide for Macropodanthuis alatus/photo not = Pteroceras teres fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo good; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991 as P suaveolens; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 as Macropodanthus alatus drawing correct for Macropodanthus alatus/photo fide for P teres; 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; The Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; The Orchids of SDarawak Wood & Beeman etal 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Spceies Cootes 2011 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Chase, Cribb & Rasmussen 2014 drawing/photo fide; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 Drawing/photo fide;