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Lecanorchis neglecta

Lecanorchis neglecta

Lecanorchis neglecta Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1911) 33

Type: Schlechter 14355 (syn B, lost; K); 20058 (syn B, lost)

Terrestrial, erect, usually unbranched, holomycotrophic, 25-40 cm high. Rhizome erect, becoming woody. Roots filiform, elongated, flexuose, puberulous. Stem rigid, terete, glabrous, with widely spaced, small, scale-like, ovate, subacute sheaths. Rachis short, 2-5-flowered, erect. Floral bracts ovate-deltoid, acute, minute. Flowers erect or suberect. Sepals ligulate, obtuse, glabrous, 1.8 cm long. Lateral slightly oblique. Petals similar to the sepals but a little narrower and a little shorter, oblique. Lip adnate to the basal third of the column, at the base cuneate, in apical fifth 3-lobed, 1.8 cm long, between the apices of the lateral lobes 0.7 cm wide, margins above the middle denticulate; lateral lobes ovate-triangular, obtuse, much surpassing the column, mid-lobe twice as large, semiorbicular, margins sinuate-denticulate, with an oblong cushion-like swelling extending from base to apex, which is covered with large subulate papillae. Column slender, glabrous, c. 1 cm long, clinandrium large, dorsally 3-denticulate. Anther cucullate-quadrangular, slightly 5-umbonate. Ovary cylindrical, glabrous, c. 1.5 cm long; calyculus short, minutely 6-lobulate. (After Schlechter, 1911-1914)


Stem brown. Flowers light violet.

Terrestrial in lower montane forest; 800 to 1000 m.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea

Parasite on fungi, impossible to cultivate under normal conditions.

April, September.

  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 14, fig. 47
  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Vanilloideae
  • Tribe Vanilleae
  • Genus Lecanorchis
  • Species Lecanorchis neglecta

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Lecanorchis neglecta

Lecanorchis neglecta Schltr., drawing R. Schlechter in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 14, fig. 47

Lecanorchis neglecta

Lecanorchis neglecta Schltr., herbarium sheet, Schlechter 14355 (syntype specimen K), photo copyright the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew