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Crepidium segaarense

Crepidium segaarense

Crepidium segaarense (Kraenzl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones, Lasianthera 1 (1996) 39

Type: Naumann s.n. (New Guinea, Mc Cluer Bay, 18-VI-1875) (holo B, lost)


  • Microstylis segaarensis Kraenzl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 7 (1886) 435
  • Malaxis segaarensis (Kraenzl.) Kuntze, Rev. Gen. Pl. (1891) 673

Leaves 1-5, narrow, linear-lanceolate, to 25 cm long, to 1 cm wide, almost as long as the inflorescence. Inflorescence glabrous, up 30-flowered. Floral bracts elliptic-lanceolate, much shorter than the ovary, deflexed. Flower 0.5 cm diam. Sepals ovate, obtuse. Petals shorter and broader, rounded. Lip 3-lobed, in the apical part coarsely dentate; lateral lobes largest, semiorbicular; mid-lobe deeply-bilobed; base of lip with a pit. Column with arm-like stelidia. (After Kraenzlin, 1886, as Microstylis segaarensis Kraenzl.)

Flowers orange.

Terrestrial in lowland forest.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua (Indonesia). See map

distribution in New Guinea

Warm growing terrestrial, requires shaded position.


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

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Crepidium segaarense

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