Pholidota pectinata Ames 1920 SECTION Acanthoglossum [Blume] de Vogel

Plant and Flowers in situ Borneo

Photos by Rogier van Vugt and the P Base Orchid Photo Website

deep shade Cool Cold Fall Winter

Common Name The Comb-Like Pholidota [Refers to the appearance of the Inflorescence to a comb]

Flower Size .1" [2 mm]

Found in Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations of 1600 to 2400 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with an erect to ascending, more or less angular, more or less swollen pseudoblulbs enveloped by persistent, sheaths becoming fibrous with age and carrying a single, apical, narrowly linear, acute to rounded, plicate, 5 to 9 main nerved, petiolate below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a synanthous, wiry, somewhat angular, pendulous, 4.6 to 13.6" [11.5 to 34 cm] long, 9 to 40 flowered inflorescence with 1 to 3, sterile bracts and persistent, patent, lateral margins incurved, ovate to broadly ovate, acute to obtuse, hairy, membraneous, floral bracts

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 3 Revisions in the Genus Pholidota De Vogel 1988 drawing ok/photo ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing good/photo fide