Macropodanthus teysmannii (Miq.) H.A.Pedersen 1993

Plant and Flower Photos by J.B. ComberThe Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name Teysman's Macropodanthus [Dutch Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found on Java and Sumatra at elevations of 1250 to 1900 meters as a miniature to just small sized, cool growing, monopodial epiphyte with thick white roots on a stem carrying 4 to 6, two ranked, oblong to lanceolate, unevenly bilobed apically, thick and fleshy leaves that blooms in the spring on a few to several [6 to 11] flowered, 4.4" to 5.85" [11 to 14.5 cm] long, inflorescence with 3 small sheaths spaced apart and short, obtuse, concave floral bracts carrying sweetly fragrant, simultaneously opening flowers.

Synonyms *Aerides teysmannii Miq. 1864; Pteroceras teysmannii (Miq.) Holttum 1960; Sarcochilus teysmannii (Miq.) J.J.Sm. 1905; Thrixspermum teysmannii (Miq.) Rchb.f.b 1868

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1865 as T teysmanni; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Sarcochilus macropodanthus; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Sarcochilus macropodanthus drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 as Pteroceras teysmanii photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014