Pholidota schweinfurthiana L.O.Williams 1938 SECTION Acanthoglossum [Blume] de Vogel

Photo by J B Comber

Plant and Flowers

Photo by E F de Vogel and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool LATER Fall

Common Name Schweinfurth's Pholidota [American Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Sarawak, Brunei and Sabah Borneo in ridge top forests at elevations of 1300 to 1700 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with ascending, slender, longitudinally wrinkled pseudobulbs hidden by the persistent, basal scales and fibers and carrying a single, apical, linear, widest above the middle, acute, mainly 5 nerved, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later fall on an erect, synanthous, peduncle wiry, terete to somewhat angular, 2.8" to 5.6" [7 to 14 cm] long, rachis pendulous, distinctly zig-zag, .8 to 1.08" [2 to 2.7 cm] long, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Monographs Vol 3 Coelogyneae III Pholidota De Vogel 1988 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 #10 1994 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001;