Pteroceras viridiflorum (Thwaites) Holttum 1960 Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool MIDWinter

Common Name The Green Flowered Pteroceras

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southwestern India and Sri Lanka in submontane or tropical wet evergreen forests at elevations of 1400 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect short stem enveloped completely by imbricating leaf bases carrying oblong-elliptic, acute, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the mid winter on an axillary, erect to spreading, 2.4" [6 cm] long, successively few, several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Aerides viridiflora Thwaites 1864; Sarcochilus viridiflorus (Thwaites) Hook.f. 1890; Thrixspermum viridiflorum (Thwaites) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide