Pholidota ventricosa (Blume) Rchb.f. 1857 SECTION Chelonanthera [Blume] Butzin 1974

Photo by Dr EF de Vogel

Full shade Warm Cold Fall Winter

Common Name The Thick Bellied Pholidota

Flower Size 1/2" [1.1 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, the Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatra and New Guinea in lower montane forests and open kerangas forests at elevations of 500 to 2300 meters as a large sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with close set, elliptic pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, narrowly lanceolate, acute, plicate, 5 nerved, elongate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a stiffly erect, to 20" [to 50 cm] long, slightly compressed, many flowered infloresence arising on an immature pseudobulb

Synonyms *Chelonanthera ventricosa Blume 1825; Coelogyne ventricosa (Blume) Rchb.f. 1862; Pholidota grandis Ridl.1908; Pholidota sesquitorta Kraenzl. 1893; Pholidota sororia Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as Chelonanthera ventricosa; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Sm. 1908 drawing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911/1985 as P sororia drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 2 1983 photo fide; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1893 as P sesquitorta drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger, Senghas 1985; Orchid Monographs Vol 3 Pholidota De Vogel 1988; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; 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 Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 1 2002 photo; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 4 2003 drawing/photo hmmm; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V Shuiteman and de Vogel 2008; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide/photo ok; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide