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Oxystophyllum bipulvinatum

Oxystophyllum bipulvinatum

Oxystophyllum bipulvinatum (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem., Telopea 10, 1 (2003) 276

Type: Janowsky 178 (holo BO, iso L).

Synonyms:

  • Dendrobium bipulvinatum J.J.Sm., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 12 (1913) 397
  • Aporum bipulvinatum J.J.Sm., Feddes Repert. 94 (1983) 438
  • Dendrobium araneum J.J.Sm., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 12 (1913) 397; Nova Guinea 12, 4 (1916) 299, t. 109, fig. 194.
  • Aporum araneum (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert, Feddes Repert. 94 (1983) 437.
  • Oxystophyllum araneum (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem., Telopea 10, 1 (2003) 276

Stems elongated, pendulous, branching, laterally compressed, 40 cm long, internodes 0.75-0.8 cm long. Leaf sheaths laterally compressed, apex strongly oblique. Leaves overlapping, erect-patent, laterally compressed, slightly recurved, linear-lanceolate, 4.4 by 0.47 cm, coriaceous-carnose, apex acute. Inflorescences axillary, branching, very short. Ovary 0.18 cm long. Flowers c. 0.8 cm long. Dorsal sepal 0.36 cm by 2 mm; mentum conical, 0.36 cm long, truncate, slightly retuse. Petals 0.27 cm by 1.2 mm, apex acutely apiculate. Lip when flattened 0.57 by 0.24 cm, inside minutely papillose-ciliolate. Column 0.16 cm long; column-foot 0.36 cm long, at the apex on either side with a small callosity.
(after Smith, 1916).


Flower white, lip green.

Epiphyte in riverine forest. Altitude not recorded.

New Guinea (endemic).

Papua (Nabire Regency).

Probably warm growing epiphyte.

July.

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Podochileae
  • Subtribe Eriinae
  • Genus Oxystophyllum
  • Species Oxystophyllum bipulvinatum

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Oxystophyllum bipulvinatum

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Oxystophyllum bipulvinatum

Oxystophyllum bipulvinatum (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. (as Dendrobium araneum J.J.Sm.), drawing J.J. Smith, based on Janowsky 178

Oxystophyllum bipulvinatum

Oxystophyllum bipulvinatum (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. (as Dendrobium araneum J.J.Sm.), detail of isotype specimen: Janowsky 178 (L)

Oxystophyllum bipulvinatum

Oxystophyllum bipulvinatum (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. (as Dendrobium araneum J.J.Sm.), isotype specimen: Janowsky 178 (L)