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Crepidium sciaphilum var. bismarckiensis

Crepidium sciaphilum var. bismarckiensis

Crepidium sciaphilum (Schltr.) Szlach. var. bismarckiensis (Schltr.) XXX, COMBINATION NOT YET MADE

Type: Schlechter 18607 (holo B, lost)


  • Microstylis sciaphila Schltr. var. bismarckiensis Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1911) 139
  • Malaxis sciaphila (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt var. bismarckiensis (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt, Kew Bull. 24 (1970) 84

Differs from the typical variety in the broader leaves (to 2.3 cm wide) and the flowers having longer pedicels (to 0.6 cm [presumably including the ovary]). (After Schlechter, 1911-1914)

Flowers deep wine-red with darker transparent short stripes.

Terrestrial in montane forest; 1400 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 Crepidium
  • Species Crepidium sciaphilum var. bismarckiensis

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Crepidium sciaphilum var. bismarckiensis

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