Pholidota sulcata J.J.Sm. 1903 SECTION Acanthoglossum

Plant and Flowers

Photos by © Rogier Van Vugt and his P-Base Orchid Photo Website


Photo by Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulenand Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Part shadeCoolSpringFall

Common Name or Meaning The Sulcate Pholidota

Flower Size .15" [4 mm]

Found in Borneo in very low open undisturbed kerangas with dense bushes and patches of open higher forests on tree trunks bases or on the ground at elevations of 1100 to 1500 meters as a small to large sized, cool growing terrestrial or occcasional epiphyte with rather slender to swollen, coarsly sulcate with age psuedobulbs carrying 2 to occasionally one, linear-lanceolate, acute, plicate, 5 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on a proteranthous, slightly compressed, 25 to 55 flowered, erect, rather fractiflex, 12" [30 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with ligulate, acute to truncate, papyraceous floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 3 Pholidota De Vogel 1988; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; photos fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 photo fide