Pholidota globosa [Blume] Lindl. 1830 SECTION Camelostalix Photo by Jeffery Champion

Another inflorescence Photo by J B Comber

Plant only Photo by Donald Tan

Drawing Drawing by J J Smith


Common Name The Globe-Shaped Pholidota [Refers to the pseudobulbs shape]

Flower Size .2" [6.5 mm]

Found in Malaysia, Sumatra, Bali and Java in montane forests in bright light at elevations of 1400 to 2800 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a thick, creeping and branching rhizome giving rise to 3/4" [2 cm] between each oval, smooth in youth and wrinkling with age pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, narrowly lanceolate, acute, basally petiolate leaves that blooms in the late summer and winter on a thin, wiry, 8" [to 20 cm] long, erect then pendulous, fractiflex towards the apex, many flowered inflorescence enveloped by basally imbricate bracts and arising on a newly forming pseudobulb and carrying many closely set flowers that are held in two ranks.

CAUTION I am not sure of these photo determinations so please use with caution!!

Synonyms Coelogyne globosa (Blume) Rchb.f. 1862; *Crinonia globosa Blume 1825

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 2 1983 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Schlechter/Brieger 1986; Orchid Monographs Vol 3 Pholidota De Vogel 1988 drawing ok; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002