(pronounced: sood-AYR-ee-ah)


Dendrobieae subtribe Podochileae. Pseuderia has usually been placed in the subtribe Dendrobiinae but recent molecular studies (Yukawa et al., 1996) demonstrate the genus is better placed in the Podochileae.


Large hemiepiphytic lianas. Stems branched, leafy towards branch apices. Leaves alternate, distichous. Inflorescences axillary, short, few-flowered racemes, emerging through the leaf sheaths. Flowers ephemeral. Sepals and petals free, spreading. Lip unlobed, usually with a basal pair of callus ridges. Column slender, without a foot; pollinia 4.


A genus of about 18 species ranging from the Moluccas and New Guinea to the islands of the Pacific.

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Schweinfurth, C. 1943. An orchid novelty from Fiji. Bot. Mus. Leafl. 11(2):55-56.

Yukawa, T., H. Ohba, K. M. Cameron and M. W. Chase 1996. Chloroplast DNA phylogeny of subtribe Dendrobiinae (Orchidaceae): insights from a combined analysis based on rbcL sequences and restriction site variation. J. Plant Res. 109:169-176.