Pholidota imbricata plate
Pholidota imbricata plate from
Australian Orchids

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

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


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


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


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.


This genus is named after its scaled perianths


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

Species Edit

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