Podochilus densiflorus

Podochilus densiflorus Blume, Rumphia 4 (1849) 44, pl. 192, fig. 5, pl. 200B

Type: Zippel cult. s.n. (N. Guinea) (holo L)

Stem creeping, sparsely branching, the branches 2.5-7.5 cm long. Leaves 0.4-0.6 by 0.07-0.12 cm, linear-lanceolate, twisted at the base, apex slightly mucronate. Inflorescence terminal, densely 2-flowered, sometimes 1-flowered. Median sepal ovate, outside slightly keeled, acuminate. Lateral sepals broader, oblique; mentum saccate, obtuse. Petals linear, with one indistinct vein, obtuse. Lip oblong-spathulate, narrowed to the base, with very small auricles. (After Blume, 1849)

Colours: Flower white.

Habitat: Epiphyte in lowland forest; 50 to 400 m.

Flowering time in the wild: April, June, August.

Distribution: Malesia (?Borneo, New Guinea).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua (Indonesia); ?Papua New Guinea.

Cultivation: Warm growing epiphyte.