Distribution: India, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, China, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Sulawesi, lesser Sunda Is., Moluccas, New Guinea, Philippines, Australia, Solomon Is., New Caledonia, east to Tahiti.
  
There is a basic difference between Pholidota imbricata and Pholidota pallida. The two lateral sepals are fused on the back in pallida and they are free in imbricata.
 

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Pholidota imbricata: Attaching the image of Pholidota imbricata Lindl.
Photo taken from M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation Orchidarium, Wayanad, Kerala

– It is occassional in western ghats as epiphyte and lithophyte


– Myself has seen it flowering in the evergreen forests of Wayanad.. Its quiet common in Wayanad.


 

 

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Cascading whorls of unprecedental joy…| Orchid ID -20Aug2011AR02: Monsoon Magic – Cascading whorls of unprecedental joy… (Orchidaceae  related to Pholidota imbricata ?
Date/Time-27 Jul 2011 12:10
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Bhagamandala, Coorg, Karnataka, 1535 meter
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Wild, Western ghats, Quite common herb on the  forested tree barks.
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-Herb, Epiphytic-Non Parasitic
Height/Length-approx – flower cluster  + leaf length=70-80cms
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Shape –Elliptic,elongated, Single Leaf on top of the bulb, 40-50 cms
Inflorescence Type/ Size-Pendulous flowers
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-Small-cluster of flowers, 1.5cms, Dirty Brown/White/Pink
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-  Pseudo bulbs-5 
Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- Feeding Ants inside the flower

This is Pholidota imbricata.


Pholidota pallida and Pholidota imbricata are very much different from each other. The lateral sepals are connate at the base in Pholidota pallida. To me this is P. imbricata as in many of the closeups you can actually see them separate.
…, please, look at the flower on the lower right hand side of the stalk. Both lateral sepals are very much separate!! Even the bulbs are much elongated and glabrous in P. pallida. 


Further, I think, the identification by .. is correct and please ignore my id.
I think the picture in … Photo stream in the following link would also be P.imbricata.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/5592368919/
If flower picture is available then it would be easy to confirm the same.

 

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KG :: 01 September 2012 – 0010:: Pholidota imbricata Lindl from Assam, India.:  Pholidota imbricata Lindl is now flowering in Assam, India.

Habitat: Epiphyte in humid evergreen forest.
Distribution: India, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, China, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Sulawesi, lesser Sunda Is., Moluccas, New Guinea, Philippines, Australia, Solomon Is., New Caledonia, east to Tahiti.
Photograph taken from Jeypur RF.


This is probably one of the best post on Orchid i had seen in recent past. … has already motivated us as far as Orchids are concerned and now your posts are generating even more interest. Thanks for sharing. I hope i will be able to see this Orchid sp. some day.

 

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250812 BRS 402:

Pl. find the attached file contain photos for sp. id. request.
(Orchid Sp.)
Location: Anaikatti
Date: July 2012
Habitat: Garden


It’s Pholidota, I think it’s Pholidota imbricata Lindl.
Syn name
Cymbidium imbricatum (Lindl.) Roxb., Coelogyne imbricata (Lindl.) Rchb.f., Ornithidium imbricatum (Lindl.) Wall. ex Hook.f., Ptilocnema bracteata D.Don, Pholidota conchoidea Lindl., Pholidota calceata Rchb.f., Pholidota crotalina Rchb.f., Pholidota loricata Rchb.f., Pholidota triotos Rchb.f., Coelogyne conchoidea (Lindl.) Rchb.f., Coelogyne crotalina (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f., Coelogyne loricata (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f., Coelogyne triotos (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f., Pholidota assamica Regel, Pholidota imbricata var. coriacea Hook.f., Pholidota imbricata var. longifolia Schltr., Pholidota imbricata var. montana Schltr., Pholidota imbricata var. platyphylla Schltr., Pholidota henryi Kraenzl., Pholidota beccarii Schltr., Pholidota grandis Kraenzl., Pholidota spectabilis Kraenzl. ex Guillaumin, Pholidota imbricata var. henryi (Kraenzl.) Tang & F.T.Wang, Pholidota bracteata (D.Don) Seidenf.
Please send a close-up of flower for confirm id


Thanks for the possible id. I have to wait for the next flowering.

I had seen this Orchid in the Forest cover near Shigekeri (North Karnataka — Karwar-Yana region). 
Date/Time: 16-01-2011 / 02:45PM

Nice to see this … I also got atlaest generic for one of my orchid from Gori Valley


Yes this should be Pholidota imbricata.

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ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: Pholidota imbricata Lindl. from Uttarakhand, PKS-105 : Attachments (2). 5 posts by 5 authors.

Pholidota imbricata Lindl. in W.J.Hooker, Exot. Fl. 2: t. 138 (1825).
Synonyms:
Cymbidium imbricatum (Lindl.) Roxb., Fl. Ind. ed. 1832, 3: 460 (1832).
Coelogyne imbricata (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers, Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 238 (1862).
Ptilocnema bracteata D.Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal.: 33 (1825).
Ornithidium imbricatum Wall. ex Lindl., Bot. Reg. 14: 1213 (1829), pro syn.
Pholidota conchoidea Lindl., Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 26(Misc.): 84 (1840).
Pholidota calceata Rchb.f., Bonplandia (Hannover) 4: 329 (1856).
Pholidota crotalina Rchb.f., Allg. Gartenzeitung 24: 218 (1856).
Pholidota loricata Rchb.f., Bonplandia (Hannover) 5: 43 (1857).
Pholidota triotos Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers, Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 238 (1861).
Coelogyne conchoidea (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers, Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 237 (1862).
Coelogyne crotalina (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers, Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 238 (1862).
Coelogyne loricata (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers, Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 238 (1862).
Coelogyne triotos (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f., Hamburger Garten- Blumenzeitung 18: 34 (1862).
Pholidota assamica Regel, Gartenflora 39: 607 (1890), nom. inval.
Pholidota imbricata var. coriacea Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 846 (1890).
Pholidota imbricata var. longifolia Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1: 109 (1911).
Pholidota imbricata var. montana Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1: 109 (1911).
Pholidota imbricata var. platyphylla Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1: 109 (1911).
Pholidota henryi Kraenzl., Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 60: 427 (1915).
Pholidota beccarii Schltr., Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 8: 17 (1921).
Pholidota grandis Kraenzl., Bull. Soc. Bot. France 76: 301 (1929), nom. illeg.
Pholidota spectabilis Kraenzl. ex Guillaumin, Ann. Mus. Colon. Marseille, VI, 5-6: 15 (1948).
Pholidota imbricata var. henryi (Kraenzl.) Tang & F.T.Wang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 1: 79 (1951).
Pholidota bracteata (D.Don) Seidenf., Opera Bot. 89: 100 (1986).
Distribution: Trop. & Subtrop. Asia to SW. Pacific

Fine close ups. Seeing these I doubt that my P.imbricata is P.pallida as also suspected by you. Now I have to find specimens to clarify.


 

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ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: 24102012-2 Orchid for id from Gori Valley BS 111 : Attachments (4). 3 posts by 2 authors.

kindly id this one more Orchid shot from Gori Valley


This should be Pholidota imbricata.


 

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Plant For ID : Jim Corbett,Uttarakhand : 300614 : AK-57 : 10 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1). This was seen inside the forest growing on a tree. Picture taken on 17/5/14. Orchid Species?


Certainly an Orchid. Probably, Pholidota imbricata.


This is Pholidota imbricata.


seems like Pholidota imbricata. not sure because of poor resolution.


Seems to be some pholidota sp.


This is a picture of Pholiota species may be imbricata but until and unless worked out its difficult to identify the correct species.


 

 

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Orchid ID from Bangladesh SM167: Pholidota imbricata? :  7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Flowering: September,2014


Yes this is Pholidota imbricata.

I imagine how much forest is left in Bangladesh and what is the status of orchids currently.
Can anyone provide me pdf of the following article?
Khanam, M. & al. (2001). Our present knowledge on the Terrestrial Orchidaceae. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 8(2): 35-49.
I would be grateful. 


yes it is Pholidota imbricata.


It is about 607 specie recorded from BD. I will send you if I find the PDF


607 species !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t believe it !!


I will send you the list soon 


 

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Orchid ID-REG. : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Any body kindly help me to identify this orchid species, which I collected from Nilambur forests, of Western Ghats of Kerala.


Pholidota imbricata


This is Pholidota imbricata W.J. Hook.


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TSPOCT2015-13: Images of Pholidota pallida shared : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)

It is my pleasure to share a few images of Pholidota pallida (Orchidaceae)
Habit: Epiphytic
Habitat: Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests.
 
Sighting: Kalasa, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1300 msl 
Date:01-07-2015 


There is a basic difference between Pholidota imbricata and Pholidota pallida. The two lateral sepals are fused on the back in pallida and they are free in imbricata. If you look at the fourth picture you can see free sepals below the labellum, hence this should be imbricata.

Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures.


 

 

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Kindly identify this Pholidota sp (Orchidaceae)……Could this be Pholidota imbricata….?? 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Wild, epiphytic, Semi-evergreen forest fringe 

Sighting: Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1100 msl 

Date: 02-06-2016 


Pholidota imbricata. Thanks for sharing.


 

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Kindly identify this Pholidota sp (Orchidaceae)……could this be Pholidota imbricata or Pholidota pallida…?? 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Wild, epiphytic, Semi-evergreen forest fringe. 

Sighting: Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1100 msl 

Date: 02-07-2016 


Liked the first one most.

Again Pholidota imbricata.


 

 

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Kindly identify this Pholidota sp (Orchidaceae)………Could it be Pholidota imbricata…??? 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Wild, epiphytic, Evergreen forest fringe on a tree by the roadside. 

Sighting: Vanagur, Sakaleshpur, Karnataka, about 1000 msl 

Date: 16-07-2016


Marvellous images, …


Very nice, Pholidota imbricata.


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Pholidota imbricata Lindl from Assam KD 02 Aug 17 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Attached images are Pholidota imbricata Lindl from Assam 
Date :22.08..2017
Location: Assam

Family : Orchidaceae
Genus & species : Pholidota imbricata Lindl
Habitat: Grows as epiphyte on tree trunk.
Habit :  Epiphyte

 

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Pholidota imbricata Lindl. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (10)

The two species Pholidota pallida and P. imbricata are really confusing but the explanation provided by … is very good. But still, I feel there should be more prominent distinguishing characters to be highlighted which would help the scholars in finding the real difference between the two. I have also seen numbers of reputed publication stating those as synonyms.  
Let me share one incident where my Paper got rejected with the reason – it’s not properly identified!
So, I request all the experts in Orchidaceae to please take part in the discussion and similarly help me in finding the correct id for the species. I am attaching the photographs.


It is Pholidota imbricata.


 

Orchid for ID_4_05042020 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Please help me to identify this species.
Location: Assam

Looks like Pholidota imbricata.

Orchid for ID_5_05042020 : 5 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2)
Please help me to identify this orchid species.
Location: Assam
Date: 29/08/2010

Pholidota recurva??

This should also be Pholidota imbricata.


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