Pholidota clemensii Ames 1920 SECTION Acanthoglossum

Photo by Art Vogel

Another Plant and Flowers

Photo by Eric Hunt.

Part shade Warm Cold Spring

Common Name Clemens' Pholidota [English Couple - Collectors on Mt Kinabalu 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Borneo in mossy lower montane and mossy forests at elevations around 800 to 3400 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with slender, somewhat fusiform pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic to linear-elliptic, acute, plicate, 5 to 7 nerved leaf that blooms in the fall through summer on a proteranthous, 18 to 25 flowered, 6" [15 cm] long, erect infloresence with ligulate, obtuse to acute, stiffly herbaceous, cauducus, many nerved, salmon-pink floral bracts.

Synonyms Pholidota dentiloba J.J.Sm. 1931

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 3 Pholidota De Vogel 1988; 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 Borneo Vol 4 Wood 2003 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawings/photo fide;