Pholidota longipes S.C.Chen & Z.H.Tsi 1983

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Liu Yan the Orchid Society of China website

FragrancePartial shadeCool Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Elongate Column Foot Pholidota - In China Chang Zu Shi Xian Tao

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in southeastern Yunnan province of China in evergreen broad-leaved forests on shaded humid rocks at elevations of 1000 to 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing lithophyte with rather dense, cylindrical, attenuate towards the apex pseudobulbs carrying 2, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, papery, many veined, long acuminate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a lateral to pendent, arising as the new growth appears on the last older pseudobulb, 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, 7 to 9 flowered inflorescence with persisitent ovate, concave floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;