Pomatocalpa tonkinense (Gagnep.) Seidenf. 1975

Photo by The World Plants Website


Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial sun

Common Name The Tonkin Pomatocalpa [the northernmost part of Vietnam]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Laos and Vietnam as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with a very short stem enveloped completely by imbricate leaf bases carrying strap-shaped, unequally bilobed apically, condupliate below into the base leaves that blooms on an axillary, 4 to 4.8" [10 to 12 cm] long, laxly several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Camarotis falciformis Tixier 1964; *Cleisostoma tonkinense Gagnep. 1951; Pomatocalpa falciforme (Tixier) Garay 1972; Pomatocalpa laoticum Seidenf. 1970

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Contributions to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide;