Pomatocalpa spicata Breda 1827 Photo by Thai Guide to Thailand Website
Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding
Inflorescence - Different Angle Photos by © Jay Pfahl
Flower and plant Photo courtesy of Thien Pham and V.T. Orchids
What has been known as P wendlandorum Photo by Manorot Tangsaveepha and his Butterfly and Orchids Website.
Plant and Inflorescence Photo and Award winning plant "Ruby" CBR/AOS courtesy of Wilford Neptune.
Common Name The Spike Shaped Pomatocalpa - In China Lu Jiao Lan - In Thaialand Chang dam
Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]
Found in the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Bhutan, Sikkim, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, southern China, Vietnam, the Malay penninsula, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sulawesi and the Philippines in evergreen lowland forests and primary montane forests at elevations of 200 to 1600 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a thick stem carrying 4 to many, ligulate, broadly and unequally rounded apically, leathery, wavy margined leaves that blooms in the late winter, spring and summer on a simple or sparsly few branched, pendant, stout, short to 6.8" [17 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with the flowers held at the apex in a clump with successively opening, somewhat cup-shaped flowers
Synonyms Cleisostoma crassum Ridl. 1896; Cleisostoma expansum Rchb.f. 1878; Cleisostoma mannii Rchb.f. 1872; Cleisostoma uteriferum Hk.f. 1890; Cleisostoma vitellinum Rchb.f. 1876; Cleisostoma wendlandorum Rchb.f 1856; Pomatocalpa expansum (Rchb.f.) J.J.Sm. 1912; Pomatocalpa mannii (Rchb.f.) J.J.Sm. 1912; Pomatocalpa setulense (Ridl.) Holttum 1947; Pomatocalpa vitellinum (Rchb.f.) Ames in E.D.Merrill 1925; Saccolabium hobsoni Ridl. 1910; Saccolabium setulense Ridl. 1911; Saccolabium uteriferum Ridl. 1907; Saccolabium wendlandianum (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. 1893; Saccolabium wendlandianum (Rchb. f.) Kraenzl. 1894;
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Cleisostoma expansum; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1878 as Cleisostoma expansum; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1893 as Saccolabium wendlandorum drawing; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1893 as Cleisostoma mannii drawing good; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as Cleisostoma uteriferum drawing fide; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as Cleisostoma mannii drawing fide; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as Cleisostoma wendlandorum drawing fide; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Cleisostoma wendlandorum; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Cleisostoma spicatum drawing ok; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Cleisostoma wendlandorum drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as P wendlandorum; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drwaing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seiddenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as P setulense photo ok; The Orchids of Thailand Seiddenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as P wendlandorum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as P vitellinum photo ok; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as P vitellinum; Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh Hegde 1984 as P wendlandorum; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985 as P setulense photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 as P setulense; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 drawing/photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 as P wendlandorum; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing fide/photo ok; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ok; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo ok; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo ok; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as P mannii; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo plant only; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide