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Crepidium oliganthum var. neuroglossum

Crepidium oliganthum var. neuroglossum

Crepidium oliganthum (Schltr.) Szlach. var. neuroglossum (Schltr.) Szlach.

Type: Type: Schlechter 17708 (holo B, lost)


  • Microstylis oligantha Schltr. var. neuroglossa Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1911) 123
  • Malaxis oligantha (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt var. neuroglossa (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt, Kew Bull. 24 (1970) 82

Differs from the typical variety in that the lip when dried has reticulate, thickened nerves all over the blade, also the auricles appear to be shorter and more obtuse. (After Schlechter, 1911-1914)

Not recorded, presumably pale green.

Terrestrial on mossy cliffs in lower montane forest; 900 m.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea

Intermediate growing terrestrial, requires shaded position.


  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Malaxideae
  • Genus Crepidium
  • Section Bothrocardia
  • Species Crepidium oliganthum var. neuroglossum

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Crepidium oliganthum var. neuroglossum

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