Pteroceras violaceum (Ridl.) Holttum 1960

Plant and Flower in situ Malaysia Photos by David Kuehn

Full ShadeCoolSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Violet Pteroceras

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in Malayisa at 1700 meters as a very rare [found very few times] miniature sized, cool growing monopodial terrestrial with a short stem enveloped completely by a few leaf bearing, flattened sheaths and carrying a few fleshy, linear, apically broad with rounded lobes, becoming conduplicate towards the base leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Sarcochilus violaceus Ridl. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchidaceae Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992;