Macropodanthus berkeleyi (Rchb.f.) Seidenf. & Garay 1988

Drawings by Seidenfaden

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Drawings by Warner & Gower and JD Hooker and TRhe Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Berkeley's Macropodanthus [English Colonel and Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 1" high

Found on Nicobar Island as a hot growing epiphyte with a short, pendulous stem carrying at least 4 to 7, lorate, narrowing at both ends, very unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on a pendent, 5.6"to 6" [14 to 15 cm] long, rachis compressed, coarsely winged, simultaneously 8 to 9 flowered inflorescence with very thick floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Pteroceras berkeleyi (Rchb.f.) Holttum 1960; Sarcochilus berkleyi (Rchb.f.) Hook.f. 1890; *Thrixspermum berkeleyi Rchb.f. 1882

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as Sarcochilus berkleyi drawing fide; Indian Orchids A Guide To Identification Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as Pteroceras berkleyi drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 drawing fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden Drawing fide;