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Pholidota

Pholidota imbricata plate.jpg
Pholidota imbricata plate from
Australian Orchids

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Coelogyneae
SubTribe: Coelogyninae
Alliance:
Genus: Pholidota
Hooker 1825
Type Species
Pholidota imbricata


Pholidota is a genus of five species from the family Orchidaceae.

Distribution[]

This genus is distributed from India to South China, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea, the Pacific Islands, through to Australia.

Description[]

Plants in this genus have a deflexed lip with a short, apically hooded column with 4 pollina

Culture[]

Plants are grown from cool to warm temperatures in partial shade to moderate lighting. Water regularly during the summer, about once every two days and gradually reduce in the winter. Water about once every two to three weeks and gradually increase watering as new roots begin to show. Pot in a well drain medium. Pot in a plastic or clay pot with a mix of fine fir bark, tree fern fibers, and perlite or pot in New Zealand sphagnum moss.

Naming[]

This genus is named after its scaled perianths

Synonyms[]

  1. Acanthoglossum Blume 1825
  2. Camelostalix Pfitzer ex Kraenzl. 1907
  3. Chelonanthera Bl. 1825
  4. Crinonia Bl. 1825
  5. Ptilocnema D. Don 1825

Species[]

  • Pholidota advena (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Hook.f., 1890.
  • Pholidota aidiolepis Seidenf. & de Vogel, 1986.
  • Pholidota articulata Lindl., 1830.
  • Pholidota camelostalix Rchb.f., 1858.
    • Pholidota camelostalix var. camelostalix.
    • Pholidota camelostalix var. vaginata (Carr) de Vogel, 1988.
  • Pholidota cantonensis Rolfe, 1896.
  • Pholidota carnea (Blume) Lindl., 1830.
    • Pholidota carnea var. carnea.
    • Pholidota carnea var. parviflora (Hook.f.) de Vogel, 1988.
    • Pholidota carnea var. pumila (Ridl.) de Vogel, 1988.
  • Pholidota chinensis Lindl., 1847.
  • Pholidota clemensii Ames, 1920.
  • Pholidota convallariae (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Hook.f., 1889.
  • Pholidota corniculata Pfitzer & Kraenzl. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), 1907.
  • Pholidota cyclopetala Kraenzl. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), 1907.
  • Pholidota gibbosa (Blume) Lindl. ex de Vriese, 1854.
  • Pholidota globosa (Blume) Lindl., 1830.
  • Pholidota guibertiae Finet, 1910.
  • Pholidota imbricata Lindl. in W.J.Hooker, 1825.
  • Pholidota katakiana Phukan, 1996.
  • Pholidota kouytcheensis Gagnep., 1931.
  • Pholidota leveilleana Schltr., 1913.
  • Pholidota longibulba Holttum, 1947.
  • Pholidota longilabra de Vogel, 1988.
  • Pholidota longipes S.C.Chen & Z.H.Tsi, 1983.
  • Pholidota mediocris de Vogel, 1988.
  • Pholidota missionariorum Gagnep., 1931.
  • Pholidota nervosa (Blume) Rchb.f., 1857.
  • Pholidota niana Y.T.Liu, R.Li & C.L.Long, 2002.
  • Pholidota pachyglossa Aver., 1999.
  • Pholidota pallida Lindl., 1835.
  • Pholidota pectinata Ames, 1920.
  • Pholidota pholas Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers, 1861.
  • Pholidota protracta Hook.f., 1889.
  • Pholidota pygmaea H.J.Chowdhery & G.D.Pal, 1995 publ. 1996.
  • Pholidota pyrranthela Gagnep., 1950.
  • Pholidota recurva Lindl., 1830.
  • Pholidota roseans Schltr., 1913.
  • Pholidota rubra Lindl., 1830.
  • Pholidota rupestris Hand.-Mazz., 1936.
  • Pholidota schweinfurthiana L.O.Williams, 1938.
  • Pholidota sulcata J.J.Sm., 1903.
  • Pholidota ventricosa (Blume) Rchb.f., 1857.
  • Pholidota wattii King & Pantl., 1897.
  • Pholidota wenshanica S.C.Chen & Z.H.Tsi, 1988.
  • Pholidota yunnanensis Rolfe, 1903.
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