Grosourdya pulvinifera (Schltr.) Garay 1972

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbarium Website

Part shade Hot WarmWinter Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Small Cushion Grosourdya

Flower Size

Found in Sabah Borneo and Sulawesi on forested slopes in hill forests at elevations around 150 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing, twig epiphyte with a short stem carrying a fan of elliptic, obtuse leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on 8 to 10, active, to 3 flowered inflorescence and carries flowers that last to 5 days unlike the rest of the genus which are very short-lived.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011