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Crepidium ridleyanum

Crepidium ridleyanum

Crepidium ridleyanum (P.F.Hunt) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones, Lasianthera 1 (1996) 39


  • Malaxis ridleyana P.F.Hunt, Kew Bull. 24 (1970) 84
  • Malaxis ridleyana P.F.Hunt, Kew Bull. 24 (1970) 84

Stem carnose, 10 cm long, 3- to 4-leaved. Leaves elliptic, ovate, long acuminate, tip acute, rounded at the base, to 16 cm by 4 cm; petiole 4 cm long, broad, sheathing. Inflorescence c. 20 cm long, carrying many distant flowers in the upper half. Floral bracts linear, acuminate, 1.1 cm long, very narrow, deflexed. Sepals linear-oblong, obtuse, narrow, 0.4 cm long. Petals linear, obtuse, shorter and narrower than the sepals and half as wide. Lip subquadrangular, at the apex cuneate, cuspidate, the cusp rather long and minutely bifid; basal auricles long, acuminate, falcate. Column curved, rather long, with short, broad, oblong, rounded apical wings. Pedicel and ovary filiform, 1 cm long. (After Ridley, 1916)

Not recorded.

Terrestrial in montane forest; 759 to 2519 m.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua (Indonesia). See map

distribution in New Guinea

Intermediate to cool growing terrestrial.

Not recorded.

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Malaxideae
  • Genus Crepidium
  • Section Hololobos
  • Species Crepidium ridleyanum

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Crepidium ridleyanum

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