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Erythrodes papuana

Erythrodes papuana

Erythrodes papuana Schltr. in K.Schum. & Lauterb., Nachtr. Fl. Deutsch. Schutzgeb. Südsee (1905) 87

Type: Schlechter 13994; 14335 (B, lost)


  • Physurus bicalcaratus R.S.Rogers & C.T.White, Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. South Australia 44 (1920) 110, pl. 5
    - Type: White 605 (holo BRI)
  • Erythrodes bicalcaratus (R.S.Rogers & C.T.White) W.Kittr., Bot. Mus. Leafl. 30 (1984, publ. 1985) 96

Roots rather thick, villose. Stems erect, in basal third 4-7-leaved. Leaves petiolate; petiole 2.2-2.7 cm long, at the base much widened into a sheath; blade erect-patent, obliquely ovate-lanceolate, 4-7 by 1.3-2.5 cm, apex acuminate. Inflorescence racemose, glandulose-pubescent, rather laxely several-flowered. Floral bracts lanceolate, about as long as or a little shorter than the ovary, apex acuminate, outside minutely glandular-pubescent. Pedicel and ovary 0.9 cm long, cylindric, minutely glandular-pubescent. Flowers resupinated, c. 1.2 cm across, sepals outside minutely glandular-pubescent. Dorsal sepal lanceolate-ligulate, 0.7 cm long, apex narrowly obtuse. Lateral sepals patent, obliquely lanceolate-ligulate, 0.7 cm long, apex narrowly obtuse. Petals erect, cohering with the dorsal sepal, obliquely linear-subspatulate, 0.6 cm long, apex narrowly obtuse. Lip ovate, ligulate, 0.6 cm long, spurred, concave, slightly constricted below the apex, apex obtuse, curved downwards; spur broad, apex subtruncate, bilobed. Column semiterete, almost winged along the sides; rostellum erect, long, bifid. Anther at the base deeply incised, apex rostrate-acuminate. Pollinia clavate; viscidium oblanceolate, small.
(After Schlechter, 1905).

Flower brownish.

On rocks between moss in lower montane forest. Altitude 700-1200 m.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea

Intermediate growing terrestrial, keep in shade.

January, April.

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Orchidoideae
  • Tribe Cranichideae
  • Subtribe Goodyerinae
  • Genus Erythrodes
  • Species Erythrodes papuana
  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1911) 59
  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 24, fig. 79

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Erythrodes papuana

Erythrodes papuana Schltr., from Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 24, fig. 79

Erythrodes papuana

Physurus bicalcaratus R.S.Rogers & C.T.White, herbarium sheet, type specimen BRI