Pteroceras longicalcareum (Ames & Rolfe) Garay 1972

Side View of Flower

Inflorescence Photo by Ron Waling Waling and RVO Orchid Talk Forum

Full Shade Hot Warm LATERSpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Long-Spur Pteroceras [refers to the midlobe of the labellum]

Flower Size 1/4" [9mm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations sealevel to 1000 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect stem becoming pendant with age carrying leathery, linear to oblong leaves that blooms in the later spring and summer on a pendulous, to 3'4" [1 m] long, many [100] flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Sarcochilus longicalcareus Ames & Rolfe 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as Sarcoglottis longicalcarus; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 drawing fide; Orchid Australia Vol 12 No 1 2000 photo; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Chase, Cribb & Rasmussen 2014; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #8 2017 photo fide;