Pholidota longilabra de Vogel 1988 SECTION Camelostalix [Rchb.f] Carr Photo by Todd Barkman and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cold Spring Summer

Common Name The Long Lip Pholidota

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in northern Sumatra at elevations of 2400 to 3500 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, narrowly lanceolate to linear, acute leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a slender, arising from developing pseudobulbs, peduncle .52" to 1.6" [1.3 to 4.5 cm] long, rachis zig-zag, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, laxly 10 to 32 flowered inflorescence with deciduous, oblong-quadrangular, abruptly acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Pholidota rupestris J.J.Sm. 1943

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Monographs Vol 3 Coelogyneae III Pholidota De Vogel 1988 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001 photo fide;