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Pomatocalpa spicata 'MC4384' -spontaneous
Number: TN6143
Name: Pomatocalpa spicata 'MC4384' -spontaneous
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Timothy C. Choltco  (Email:
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For additional origin/habitat information supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker, see further below, near the bottom of this page.

About the name...
Etymology of Pomatocalpa   From latinized Greek "poma(tos)" cup; "kalpe" basin; the lip is shaped like a basin. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of spicata   From Latin "spicatus" spike-shaped. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Pomatocalpa   poe-mat-oh-KAL-pa (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Availability: Seed not viable- failed. We were not able to make any flasks.
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The origin/habitat information below is supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker

The following information is based on the name of the plant provided by the donor, and assumes that the name is correct. If the plant has been misidentified, then the following information may not be correct.
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ORIGIN/HABITAT: Widespread from Sikkim, through northeast India, to Burma (now Myanmar), Thailand, Indochina, Hainan Island, Malaya, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, and the Philippines. Plants have been found in Sikkim and the Punakha District in Bhutan where they grow in tropical valleys at 1650-5450 ft. (500-1660 m). In Thailand, plants have been collected in all regions of the mainland as well as the peninsula, with habitat elevations up to about 2600 ft. (800 m) reported. In Indochina, plants have been found in Laos near Vientiane and Luang Prabang and at several locations in Vietnam with collections reported at 1300-1650 ft. (400-500 m). Plants on Hainan Island grow on tree trunks in mountain forests below 3300 ft. (1000 m). In Malaya, plants have been found in Perak, Pahang, and Negeri Sembilan. In Sumatra, collections have been made at elevations of 650-1950 ft. (200-600 m) from several locations in North and West Sumatra as well as from Lampung at the southern end of the island. In Java, this orchid is common in both East and West Java, growing epiphytically from near sea level to about 2150 ft. (650 m). On Borneo, plants have been found in Sabah, Sarawak (near Kuching), and Kalimantan. They grow in lowland and hill forests from near sea level to about 1300 ft. (400 m). In the Philippines, this orchid is found throughout the islands from near sea level to about 3300 ft. (1000 m).
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