Brachypeza pallida (Blume) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014 Photos courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Common Name The Pale Pteroceras

Flower Size 2"

Found from the Malaysian pennisula, Sumatra, Java, Borneo and the Philippines in coastal forests at elevations around 900 to 1250 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing, monopodial epiphyte with a short, non-branching stem carrying 5 to 10, narrowly lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms on a pendulous, terete, glabrous, to 1.6" to 4" [4 to 10 cm] long, densly few to several [10] flowered at the apex, racemose inflorescence with ovate to triangular floral bracts carrying 1 to 2, successive opening, fragrant flowers at any one time occuring in the spring and summer.

Synonyms Aerides pallida (Blume) Lindl. 1833; *Dendrocolla pallida Bl 1825; Pteroceras caligare (Ridl.) Holttum 1960; Pteroceras pallidum (Bl.) Holtt. 1960; Sarcochilus caligaris Ridl. 1893; Sarcochilus pallidus (Blume) Rchb.f. 1863; Thrixspermum pallidum (Blume) Rchb.f. 1868

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1865 as Thrixspermum pallidum; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1865 as Thrixspermum unguiculatum; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Sarcochilus pallidus; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Sarcochilus pallidus drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as Sarcochilus pallisus drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as P caligare drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo ok; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 as P caligare drawing good; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 drawing/photo ok; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 as Pteroceras pallidum drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002 as P unguiculatum; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Chase, Cribb & Rasmussen 2014;

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