Prev Taxon: Genus Cryptostylis

Current Genus: Genus Cylindrolobus

Next Taxon: Genus Cymbidium

Prev Species: Cylindrolobus kenejianus

Cylindrolobus microbambusa

Cylindrolobus microbambusa

Cylindrolobus microbambusa (Kraenzl.) Schuit., Y.P.Ng & H.A.Pedersen, Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 186 (2018) 195

Type: Beccari 668 (holo FI)


  • Trichotosia microbambusa Kraenzl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 44, Beibl. 101 (1910) 22
  • Eria microbambusa (Kraenzl.) Ormerod, Harvard Pap. Bot. 19 (2014) 88

Plant bamboo-like. Stems 1 m or more long, 0.6-0.7 cm diam. Leaves numerous, distichous, broadest at the base, acuminate (resembling Dendrobium acuminatissimum), 15-22 cm long, at the base 1.5-1.8 cm wide, unequally bilobed; sheaths as long as the internodes, 2.5-2.8 cm long. Inflorescences shorter than the leaves, few-flowered. Flowers cartilaginous. Median sepal ligulate, 1.5 cm long, obtuse, concave. Lateral sepals ovate-triangular, falcate, incurved, 1.2 cm long, at the base 0.5 cm wide, acute; mentum very short, rounded, somewhat incurved. Petals oblong-lanceolate, 1 cm long, near the middle 0.3 cm wide, acute, falcate, strongly deflexed. Lip folded, in front strongly decurved, 1.3 by 0.6 cm; lateral lobes rectangular, with denticulate front margin; mid-lobe oblong, obtuse, with a very thick keel starting at the base, decurrent to the apex. Column not short, lateral margins of the clinandrium straight, denticulate; filament triangular, acute.
(After Kraenzlin, 1911)

Flowers yellowish white.

Not known.

Malesia (New Guinea), endemic

Papua (Indonesia).

Not known.

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Podochileae
  • Subtribe Eriinae
  • Genus Cylindrolobus
  • Species Cylindrolobus microbambusa

Probably not a Trichotosia species.

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Cylindrolobus microbambusa

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