Tropidia pedunculata Bl. 1858

Flower detail Drawings by Blume in Flora Javae

Part shadeHotCool Summer

Common Name The Pedunculate Tropidia [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size .25" [6mm]

Found in the Bangladesh, western Himalayas, Assam, eastern Himalayas, India, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Java, Borneo, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sumatra, Moluccas, New Guinea and the Philippines in bamboo thickets of lowland and hill forests at elevations around 100 to 1200 meters as a large to giant sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 7, elliptic, plicate, 5 to 9 veined, long acuminate apically, narrowed below into the short, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal to less often laterally, often 2 to 3 at a time, 1/2 to 1.6" [1.2 to 3.8 cm] long, densely subglobose inflorescence with non-resupinate flowers and floral bracts that are twice as long as the ovary.

Synonyms Tropidia maingayi Hkr.f 1890; Schoenomorphus capitatus Thorel Ex gagnep 1933

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 drawing ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & wood 1992; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing/photo fide; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V 2008; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011