Pomatocalpa decipiens (Lindl.) J.J.Sm., Natuurw. Tijdschr. Ned.-Indië 72: 103 1912. (Syn: Cleisostoma decipiens Lindl.; Cleisostoma maculosum Thwaites [Illegitimate]; Cleisostoma thwaitesianum Trimen; Saccolabium decipiens (Lindl.) Alston);






{EfloraofIndia_160212PD05_pomatocalpa decipens_Flora of Odisha:  (10 pictures) … before writing about the species i must thank my friend and Dr. orchid of India … for his motivation which influenced me to see this rarest orchid (Especially for Odisha) in wild. last year the same plant was posted in the group and cud not be identified due to lack of close up of flowers. … simply said without flower no id for orchid. I remembered those lines and waited for one year and went to the same place during the flowering period. Last year i sighted a very large patch of this orchid growing in a semi-evergreen forest. Strangly when i visited the same place i only found 8 trees with this gorgeous orchid due to habitat loss (Deforestation).

Name: pomatocalpa decipens
Place of collection: Ranpur, Nayagarh, Odisha
habit: Epiphyte
habitat: Semi-evergreen forest
Distribution in Odisha: Similipal and Ranpur (New record for this place)
Ecology: Growing in Trees like Cleistanthus patulus, Polyalthia cerassoides and Memycelon sp.

I am sure … will be the happiest person after seeing this post. Great Job done … Good to see your dedication.
Photographs are no doubt beautiful.

… as suggested by … and … i am using a small and very narrow stick which is inserted behind the ovary of the flower and during editing i removed the stick.



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