Pholidota aidiolepis Seidenf. & de Vogel 1986 SECTION Crionia [Blume] Butzin 1974


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

Common Name or Meaning The ? Pholidota

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Thailand at elevations around 1350 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a probably pendulous rhizome giving rise to rather swollen, cylindrical pseudobulbs set about 1" [2.5 cm] apart and carrying 1 to 3, linear, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a synanthous, arising with the leaves entirely developed, peduncle to 3" [7.5 cm] long rachis curved to straight to zig-zag, 1.52 to 2.72" [3.8 to 6.8 cm] long, pendent, 5.2" [13 cm] long overall, 10 to 18 flowered inflorescence with persisitent, ovate, acute, membraneous, 7 to 9 nerved floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 3 Coelogyneae "The Genus Pholidota" E F de Vogel 1988 drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchids Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide;