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Podochilus warianus

Podochilus warianus

Podochilus warianus Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1912) 328

Type: Schlechter 19884 (holo B, lost); para

Epiphytic, decumbent, very small, up to 15 cm long. Rhizome filiform, slender, stem-like; roots flexuose, glabrous, rather thick. Stems and branches filiform, very slender, more or less flexuose, rooting, covered with clasping leaf-sheaths, glabrous, densely leafy. Leaves erect-patent, linear or linear-lanceolate, obliquely apiculate, at the base cuneate, glabrous, 0.3-0.5 cm long, 0.08-0.13 cm wide. Inflorescence usually terminal, sometimes lateral, short, 2-3-flowered, together with the short peduncle up to 0.5 cm long. Floral bracts pendent, ovate-lanceolate, acute, little more than half as long as the ovary. Flowers glabrous, patent. Sepals broadly ovate, minutely apiculate, 0.2 cm long. Lateral sepals oblique, at the base along the front margin lobed-dilated and connate; mentum top-shaped, inflated at the apex, with four humps, 0.15 cm long. Petals obliquely oblong-elliptic, obtuse, a little shorter than the sepals. Lip obovate-spathulate, narrowed at the base, 0.3 cm long, above the middle 0.1 cm wide, with a suborbicular, retuse, concave appendage below the point of attachment. Column very short; foot slender, with incurved apex; rostellum lanceolate-triangular, apex shortly notched. Anther ovate-cordate, in front 3-apiculate, umbonate; pollinia obliquely clavate; stipe slender, linear, somewhat dilated towards the apex, slightly concave, longer than the pollinia; viscidium minute, rounded. Ovary and pedicel glabrous, clavate, c. 0.2 cm long. (After Schlechter, 1911-1914)

Flowers white, petals with a red spot.

Epiphyte in lower montane forest; 450 to 900 m.

Malesia (New Guinea).

Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution map

Intermediate growing epiphyte.

March, May, June.

  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 119, fig. 445
  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Podochileae
  • Subtribe Podochilinae
  • Genus Podochilus
  • Section Podochilus
  • Species Podochilus warianus

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Podochilus warianus

Podochilus warianus Schltr., drawing R. Schlechter in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 119, fig. 445

Podochilus warianus

Podochilus warianus Schltr., herbarium sheet, Schlechter 19427 (paratype specimen K), photo copyright the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Podochilus warianus

Podochilus warianus Schltr., herbarium sheet, paratype specimen, Schlechter 19427 (paratype specimen BO)