\Pholidota pachyglossa Aver. 1999 SECTTION Articulatae TYPE Drawing by Leonid Averyanov

Common Name The Thick Fleshy Tongue Pholidota [refers tothe thick fleshy ridges on the lip]

Flower Size .32 to .4" [.8 to 1 cm]

Found in Lam Dong province of southern Vietnam on open secondary, dry coniferous montane forests at elevations of 1600 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovoid to cylindric-ovoid, rather swollen below, irregularily wrinkled pseudobulbs each arising from the apical portion of the previous pseudobulb and carrying 2, apical, narrowly elliptic, herbaceous to coriaceous, many nerved, acute apically, attenuate below into the shlrtly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a synanthous, peduncle slender, drooping, 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long, rachis .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, pendulous, slightly fractiflex, more or less simultaneously few to many flowered inflorescence with papyraceous, broadly obovate, slightly oblique, sparsely pubescent, brownish stellate haired floral bracts and carrying distichous, brownish olive flowers that do not open well with a reddish brown lip and a yellow anther.

Synonyms Amitostigma bidupense (Aver.) Aver. 2010; Hemipilia bidupensis Aver. 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lindleyana 14: 222 Averanov 1999 as Hemipilia bidupensis drawing fide;