Podochilus klossii Ormerod, Checkl. Papuasian Orch. (2017) 394, 493 (fig.).
Type: Kloss s.n. (holo AMES; iso BM)
- Podochilus appendiculatus auct. non J.J. Sm.: Ridl., Trans. Linn. Soc. s.2, Bot. 9 (1916) 206.
Roots terete, pubescent. Stems terete, subdensely many-leaved, 7-10 by 0.5. Leaves ligulate, to 0.9 by 0.13-0.15 cm; leaf sheaths tubular, truncate, exposed part c. 0.28 cm long; base of blade articulate, curved on to the stem; apex acute; 3-nerved. Inflorescences terminal, wiry, 0.6 cm long; peduncle 0.4 cm long; rachis 2-3-flowered, successively 1 at a time, 0.2 cm long; floral bracts ovate-lanceolate, to 0.5 cm long, with acute apex. Pedicel and ovary club-shaped, c. 0.18 cm long. Median sepal ovate, concave, 0.22 b y 0.17 cm; apex acute; 1-nerved. Lateral sepals obliquely ovate with an oblong basal extension, connate for 0.28-0.3 cm, adnate to the median sepal for c.0.08 cm, 0.31-0.33 (along upper margin) or 0.52 (along lower margin ) by 0.2 cm; apex acute; midnerve keeled throughout; mentum oblong-rectangular, 0.18 by 0.12 cm. Petals oblong-lanceolate from a shortly clawed base, 0.29 by 0.08-0.085 cm; apex acute; 1-nerved. Lip spathulate, 0.47 by 0.21 cm; base with 2 retrorse, subquadrate, acute processes; apex subacute; 5-nerved. Column with 2 rows of papillose processes below the stigma, c. 0.19 cm long; column foot at a right angle to the ovary, c. 0.26 cm long, the basal part 0.18 cm long, the apical part at right angle to basal part, 0.08 cm long.
(After Ormerod, 2017)