Pholidota leveilleana – 365 days of orchids – day 1074


We have lots of orchid species with small flowers that nevertheless give a great display. Pholidota is a genus related to coelogyne and we have come across several Pholidota species  in Loas, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. Some species are small and attractive, others are large and straggly , some a re warm growing and some are cool growing.

Pholidota leveilleana is a warmer growing lithophyte native to Southern China and Vietnam where it grows on mossy rocks in deep shade from 800 to 1800m. We replicate conditions by growing plants in our Warm Asia section hanging under other plants. This species is unusual as its flowers are salmon pink rather than the usual cream and white flowers of the genus.



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