Pholidota cantonensis

Pholidota cantonensis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Coelogyneae
SubTribe: Coelogyninae
Genus: Pholidota
Species: P. cantonensis
Binomial name
Pholidota cantonensis
Rolfe 1896

Pholidota cantonensis, is an orchid in the genus Pholidota.


Plant blooms in the spring with many 0.6 cm wide flowers.


Plant are found growing on rocks and trees in Guangdong China, Hong Kong and Taiwan at elevations of 198 to 2000 meters


Plants are grown from cool to warm temperatures in partial shade to moderate lighting. Water regularly during the summer, about once every two days and gradually reduce in the winter. Water about once every two to three weeks and gradually increase watering as new roots begin to show. Pot in a well drain medium. Pot in a plastic or clay pot with a mix of fine fir bark, tree fern fibers, and perlite or pot in New Zealand sphagnum moss.


Common Name: The Canton Pholidota


  1. Pholidota uraiensis Hayata 1914