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Orchid Species: Pteroceras caligare

Kew currently accepted name is Brachypeza pallida

Pteroceras caligare is an orchid species identified by (Ridl.) Holttum in 1960. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Brachypeza pallida.
Genus
Pteroceras (Pos.)
Grex
caligare
Parents
Species
Author
(Ridl.) Holttum
Year
1960
ORIGIN: Found from the Malaysian peninsula, Sumatra, Java, Borneo and the Philippines in coastal forests at elevations around 900 to 1250 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Miniature to small sized, hot growing, monopodial epiphyte with a short, non-branching stem carrying 5 to 10, narrowly lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms on a pendulous, terete, glabrous, to 1.6 to 4 [4 to 10 cm] long, densly few to several [10] flowered at the apex, racemose inflorescence with ovate to triangular floral bracts carrying 1 to 2, successive opening, fragrant flowers at any one time occurring in the spring and summer.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 inches -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Pteroceras Pos pallidum 1960 (Blume) Holttum
Add+ Aerides Aer pallida 1833 (Blume) Lindl.
Add+ Dendrocolla Dendrocolla pallida 1825 Blume
Add+ Sarcochilus Sarco caligaris 1893 Ridl.
Add+ Sarcochilus Sarco pallidus 1863 (Blume) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Thrixspermum Tx pallidum 1868 (Blume) Rchb.f.
Add+ Brachypeza Bpa pallida 2014 (Blume) Kocyan & Schuit.
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