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Crepidium warapussae

Crepidium warapussae

Crepidium warapussae (Schltr.) Szlach., Fragm. Florist. Geobot. Suppl. 3 (1995) 133

Type: Schlechter 13834 (holo B, lost)


  • Microstylis warapussae Schltr. in K.Schum. & Lauterb., Nachtr. Fl. Deutsch. Schutzgeb. Südsee (1905) 101
  • Malaxis warapussae (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt, Kew Bull. 24 (1970) 85

Terrestrial, at the base decumbent, ascending, erect, up to 30 cm high. roots filiform, elongated, villose. Stem terete, glabrous, decumbent part rooting, in upper part many-leaved. Leaves obliquely lanceolate, acute or acuminate, plicate, glabrous on both sides, erect-patent or patent, petiolate, 4-8 cm long, below the middle 1.5-2.5 cm wide; petiole dilated at the base, sheathing, 2-3.5 cm long. Inflorescence erect, subangular, raceme cylindrical, elongated, rather laxly many-flowered. Floral bracts linear-lanceolate, acuminate, deflexed, 0.3-0.4 cm long. Flowers erect-patent, not resupinated. Median sepal oblong, subobtuse, deflexed, 0.25 cm long. Lateral sepals obliquely ovate, subobtuse, as long as the median sepal, but a little broader, reflexed. Petals linear, subobtuse, reflexed, as long as the median sepal. Lip erect, long-auriculate, auricles falcate-linear, acute; blade reniform, apex shortly notched, margins in apical third with 4 linear-falcate teeth, in the middle with a double falcate callus extending from the base to the apex, decurrent in front. Column short, stelidia curved-divergent. Anther subreniform, apex obtuse. Ovary clavate, 0.4-0.5 cm long, glabrous. (After Schlechter, 1905)

Leaves with narrow red margins. Flowers dark violet or red-brown.

Terrestrial in lowland forest; 150 to 200 m.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea

Warm growing terrestrial, requires shaded position.

September, December.

  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1911) 140, as Microstylis warapussae Schltr.
  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 54, fig. 190, as Microstylis warapussae Schltr.
  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Malaxideae
  • Genus Crepidium
  • Section Crepidium
  • Species Crepidium warapussae

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Crepidium warapussae

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Crepidium warapussae

Crepidium warapussae (Schltr.) Szlach. (as Microstylis warapussae Schltr.), drawing R. Schlechter in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 54, fig. 190