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Crepidium kempfii

Crepidium kempfii

Crepidium kempfii (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones, Lasianthera 1 (1996) 36

Type: Type: Kempter s.n. (Kaiser Wilhelmsland, area behind Vanimo) (holo B, lost)


  • Microstylis kempfii Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 16 (1919) 108
  • Malaxis kempfii (Schltr.) W.Kittr., Bot. Mus. Leafl. 30 (1984, publ. 1985) 96

Terrestrial, erect, c. 40 cm high. Rhizome very short. Stem cylindrical, 6-7-leaved, c. 13 cm high, 0.6-0.7 cm diam. Leaves erect-patent, lanceolate-elliptic, strongly acuminate, oblique, at the base gradually narrowed into the broad, channelled, 3.5-4 cm long petiole; blade to 16 by 4.3 cm. Inflorescence straight, angular, up to 25 cm long; rachis densely many-flowered, elongated. Floral bracts pendent, linear, acuminate, the basal ones longer than the flowers, the upper ones gradually becoming a little shorter. Flowers not resupinate, glabrous. Sepals oblong, obtuse, 0.3 cm long. Lateral sepals oblique. Petals narrowly and obliquely lanceolate-ligulate, obtuse, 1-nerved, about as long as the sepals. Lip erect, at the base deeply sagittate-auriculate, excluding the basal auricles 0.3 cm long, near the middle 0.35 cm wide, above the middle 3-lobed; lateral lobes triangular, subacute, with three equally long falcate-subulate teeth surpassing the mid-lobe; mid-lobe oblong, at the apex bifid with acute segments; basal pit oblong, situated below the middle of the blade, in front of the pit with an inconspicuous, triangular, obtuse callus; basal auricles obliquely lanceolate, obtuse, 0.25 cm long. Column short, rather thick. Ovary 6-ribbed, slender cylindrical, glabrous, 0.33 cm long. (After Schlechter, 1919)

Flowers apparently yellow.

Not recorded.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua New Guinea, West Sepik Province, exact locality not recorded.

Terrestrial. Requirements unknown.

Not recorded.

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Malaxideae
  • Genus Crepidium
  • Section Crepidium
  • Species Crepidium kempfii

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Crepidium kempfii

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