Pholidota longibulba Holttum 1947 SECTION Camelostalix

Photo the Orchids of Malaya Website

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Elongate Pseuduobulb Pholidota

Flower Size 1/4" [7 mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia in the Cameron Highlands in montane forests at elevations around 1500 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] between each smooth, angled, tapering towards the apex, widest at the base pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, wider in the upper half, shortly acuminate, plicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a synanthous, thin becoming thicker in the rachis, flexuous, nodding to pendulous, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with deciduous, elliptic, apically rounded bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 11:286 Holttum 1947; Orchid Monographs Vol 3 Revisions in the Genus Pholidota De Vogel 1988 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide