Pholidota guibertiae Finet 1910 SECTION Articulatae

Inflorescence Photos by Karel & Alex Petrzelka and the Vietnam Orchid Website

Common Name Guibert's Pholidota [French Orchid Enthusiast early 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in south Vietnam at elevations of 200 to 1150 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with rather slender, irregularily wrinkled pseudobulbs carrying linear-lanceolate, acute, herbaceous, plicate, 7 to 9 prominent nerved, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on a flexuous, to 4.4" [11 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence that arises with half developed leaves and has, obovate floral bracts that are deciduous and fall before flowering and carries wide open, non resupinate flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 3 Revisions in the Genus Pholidota De Vogel 1988; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994;