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Dryadorchis barbellata

Dryadorchis barbellata

Dryadorchis barbellata Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1913) 976

Type: Schlechter 18550; 19052 (both B, lost)

Synonyms:

  • Thrixspermum barbellatum (Schltr.) M.A.Clem., B.J.Wallace & D.L.Jones, Austral. Orchid Res. 1 (1989) 144
    - Type: Schlechter 18550; 19052 (both B, lost)
  • Sarcochilus brevirhachis Upton, Orchadian 5 (1976) 24, fig.
    - Type: Sydney cult. (Karnaghan) s.n. (said to have been collected in Australia, Queensland, which seems highly doubtful)

Epiphyte, small, stemless; roots filiform, glabrous; leaves usually 3, subpatent, falcate-ligulate, narrowly obtuse or subacute, 4-12 cm long, near the middle 1-1.7 cm wide; Inflorescence racemose, densely several-flowered, about as long as the leaves, peduncle carnose, angular, rachis thickened, angular; bracts broadly deltoid, obtuse, clearly shorter than the ovary. Flowers appearing in succession. Sepals elliptic, obtuse, glabrous, 0.5 cm long. Lateral sepals oblique. Petals obliquely elliptic, obtuse, glabrous, about equal-sized to the sepals. Lip 3-lobed, cucullate-concave, lateral lobes erect, quadrate, obtuse, mid-lobe orbicular, broadly obtuse, in front barbellate-ciliate, as large as the lateral lobes, at the base with two divergent, horseshoe-shaped calli which are dorsally fused. Ovary subsessile, somewhat sunken in the rachis, glabrous, 0.5 cm long. (After Schlechter, 1911-1914)


Flower white, inside violet-pink, lip with orange-yellow callus.

Epiphyte in montane forest. Altitude 1300 m.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea

Intermediate growing epiphyte.

January, October.

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Vandeae
  • Subtribe Aeridinae
  • Genus Dryadorchis
  • Species Dryadorchis barbellata
  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 344, fig. 1325

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Dryadorchis barbellata

Dryadorchis barbellata Schltr., from Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 344, fig. 1325