Pholidota - Lindley ex W.J.Hooker


An Indo-Malesian genus of about 29 species and 7 varieties of epiphytic orchids, Pholidota is represented in Inida by 7 speceis and a single variety . Only one species has been found in Kerala .

1. Pholidota imbricata W. J. Hook ., Exot. Fl. 2 : t. 138 . 1825 ; Wight 1844-45 : 9.t. 907; J.D. Hook . 1890: 845; Fischer in Gamble 1928: 1431; Santapau & Kapadia 1966: 175.T. 40 ; Seidenfaden 1986: 98; Joseph 1987: 119.

Pholidota pallida auct . non Lindl. : 1836 : Abraham & Vatsala 1981 : 228 ; Joseph 1982 : 90.

This was described by W.J. Hooker after a Wallich collection of unknown origin.

Occurrence : Trivandrum , Quilon , Pathanamthitta , Kottayam , Idukki, Ernakulam , Thrissur , Palghat , Calicut and Wayanad Districts.

Distribution : Indo-Malesia .

 

 
 

 

Orchid Kerala India - Conceived, Crafted and Cared for by Jithin & Sinu.