Pholidota pygmaea H.J.Chowdhery & G.D.Pal 1995 publ. 1996 Photo by Rao & Kumar and Turczaninowia 21 (4): 109134 2018


Common Name The Pygmy Pholidota [refers to the Flower size]

Flower Size .1 to .24" [4 to 6 mm]

Found in Assam and the eastern Himalayas at elevations of 200 to 600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with ovoid rounded, clustered, smooth pseudobulbs basally enveloped by sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, broadly elliptic-lanceolate, acute, thick coriaceous, mid nerve shallowly grooved underneath, refelexed, petioalte base leaf that blooms in the late summer and fall on an erect then pendent, 27 to 35 cm] long overall, peduncle erect, terete, glabrous, 4 to 5.6" [10 to 14 cm] long, rachis [17 to 21 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescnece with ovate-rounded, obtuse, longer tha the ovary floral bract and carrying pale green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Richardiana Vol XVI Synopsis of Pholidota in Manipur Chowlu and Rao October 2015 photo fide; Turczaninowia 21 (4): 109134 Rao & Kumar 2018 photo fide