Podochilus rotundipetala Aver. & Vuong 2016 TYPE Photos by Averyanov and Taiwania 61(4):319-354 November 2016, New Species of Orchids (Orchidaceae) in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nong, Nguyen and Truong

Full Shade Cool Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Round Petal Podochilus

Flower Size .08 to .1" [2 to 2.5 mm]

Found in southern Vietnam in primary humid broad-leaved evergreen montane forests on granite at elevations around 1400 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing lithophyte with a cluster of few to many, pendulous, slender, rigid, rather straight, simple, leafy throughout stems carrying numerous, distichous, all in one plane, rigid, coriaceous, elliptic, with a prominent median vein, acute, sessile leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, short, greenish with purple tint to light, pale pink-purple, with a few, small, papery bracts or several greenish conduplicate, rudimentary leaves, successively 1 to 10 flowered inflorescence with greenish to pale purple, triangular, conduplicate, acute, persistent, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying entirely white, not well opening flowers.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Taiwania 61(4):319-354 November 2016, New Species of Orchids (Orchidaceae) in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nong, Nguyen and Truong Drawing/photo fide

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