Pholidota ventricosa section Chelonanthera. Dr. Carl Blume first described this species in 1825, as Chelonanthera ventricosa. Professor Heinrich G. Reichenbach corrected the generic error in 1857, in Bonplandia. The specific epithet refers to a swelling, possibly in the labellum.
Pholidota ventricosa is widely distributed throughout Peninsular Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Borneo and New Guinea ad the Philippines.
This species grows as epiphyte and terrestrial at an elevation of about 1,200 metres.
Growth habit: Upright, sympodial.
Flower colour: pale yellow, some clones have bright orange markings on the labellum, there is a large bract at the back of each bloom but this does not prevent the flowers from fully opening.
- Mature flowering size plants , offered in 10 cm pots.
- Water thoroughly once a week with a low concentration of fertilizer
- Shade, no direct sunlight.