Stigmatodactylus richardianum P.T. Ong 2015

Inflorescence Photos by David Kuehn

Common Name Richard's Stigmatodactylus [Richard Chung Cheng Kong - Malaysian Director of the "Flora of panninsular Malaysia Project" at the Forest Research Institute Malaysia current]

Flower Size .5" [1.2 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia in Kedah at elevations around 1130 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with a rhizomatous, densely hary rooted tuber giving rise to an erect, 4 angled stem enveloped basally by a cataphyl carrying a single, sessile, cordate, auriculate basally leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, 4 angled, peduncle .66 to .92" [1.7 to 2.3 cm] long, rachis .6 to 1.68" [1.5 to 3.7 cm] long, 1.28 to 2.4" [3.2 to 6 cm] long overall, 1 to 2, successively 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with a leaf-like, cordate, sessile, acuminate floral bract and carrying resupinate, widely opening flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 15 2015 photo/drawing fide Stigmatodactylus richardianum - A new Species and New Record for penninsular Malaysia Ong Poh Teck and Joanne Tan Pei Chih 2015 drawing/photo fide