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Crepidium micholitzianum

Crepidium micholitzianum

Crepidium micholitzianum (Kraenzl.) Schuit. & de Vogel, Malesian Orchid J. 9 (2011) 6

Type: Micholitz s.n. (New Guinea) (holo B, lost)


  • Microstylis micholitziana Kraenzl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 17 (1893) 482
  • Malaxis micholitziana (Kraenzl.) P.F.Hunt, Kew Bull. 24 (1970) 82

Plant including the inflorescence to 30 cm tall. Pseudobulbs elongated, conical, 10-12 cm high, 1 cm diam., entirely covered by 5-7 broadly ovate cataphylls, at the apex with 3-4 rather closely spaced leaves. Leaves oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate, 10-12 by 3-4 cm, the upper leaf narrower, thin-textured, acute, with somewhat undulate margins, gradually narrowed to the base, below especially in the basal part 5-7 ribbed. Inflorescence without peduncle-scales, laxly flowered. Floral bracts minute, triangular, acuminate, transparent, about equalling the ovary. Flowers 0.5-0.6 cm diam. Sepals convex, subacute. Median sepal ovate. Lateral sepals oblong. Petals as long as the sepals, linear, shortly acute. Lip auriculate; auricles larger than the blade, semiovate, erect, semi-twisted; blade shorter than the sepals, ovate, with a basal pit, covered with shiny papillae. Column prominent, with rounded stelidia. Ovary 0.3-0.4 cm long. (After Kraenzlin, 1893, as Microstylis micholitzianus)

Leaves and pseudobulbs bright green. Flowers green tinged purplish at the tips, lip shiny inside.

Not recorded.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua New Guinea, locality not known, exact locality not recorded.

Requirements unknown.

Not recorded.

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Malaxideae
  • Genus Crepidium
  • Species Crepidium micholitzianum

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Crepidium micholitzianum

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