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Rhinerrhizopsis moorei

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei (Rchb.f.) Ormerod, Oasis, Suppl. 1 (2001) 3

Synonyms:

  • Thrixspermum moorei Rchb.f., Gard. Chron. (1880, I) 104
    - Type: Veitch cult. (Moore, Sydney Bot. Gard.) s.n. (New Britain) (holo W)
  • Pteroceras moorei (Rchb.f.) Bakh.f., Blumea 12 (1963) 69
  • Sarcochilus moorei (Rchb.f.) Hort. ex Rchb.f., Gard. Chron. (1880, I) 104
  • Sarcochilus moorei (Rchb.f.) Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1913) 967 (isonym)
  • Rhinerrhiza moorei (Rchb.f.) M.A.Clem., B.J.Wallace & D.L.Jones, Austral. Orchid Res. 1 (1989) 128
  • Thrixspermum beccarii Rchb.f., Bot. Centralbl. 28 (1886) 343
    - Type: Beccari s.n.
  • Sarcochilus beccarii (Rchb.f.) F.Muell., Descr. Notes Papuan Pl. 9 (1890) 66
  • Rhinerrhizopsis beccarii (Rchb.f.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem., Australian Orchid Res. 5 (2006) 12 Sarcochilus englerianum Kraenzl. in K.Schum. & Lauterb., Fl. Deutsch. Schutzgeb. Südsee (1901) 252
    - Type: Lauterbach 2477 (holo B, lost)
  • Sarcochilus englerianum Kraenzl. in K.Schum. & Lauterb., Fl. Deutsch. Schutzgeb. Südsee (1901) 252
    - Type: Lauterbach 2477 (holo B, lost)
  • Sarcochilus papuanus Kraenzl. in K.Schum. & Hollr., Fl. Kais. Wilh. Land (1889) 34
    - Type: Hollrung 416 (holo B, lost)
  • Renanthera ramuana Kraenzl. in K.Schum. & Lauterb., Fl. Deutsch. Schutzgeb. Südsee (1901) 252
    - Type: Tappenbeck 139 (holo B, lost)
  • Sarcochilus ramuanus (Kraenzl.) Schltr. in K.Schum. & Lauterb., Nachtr. Fl. Deutsch. Schutzgeb. Südsee (1905) 232
  • Rhinerrhizopsis ramuana (Rchb.f.) Ormerod Oasis, Suppl. 1 (2001) 3
  • Sarcochilus solomonensis Rolfe, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew (1908) 72
    - Type: Woodford s.n. (Solomon Isl., Tulagi) (holo K)

Basionym: Thrixspermum moorei

Rather robust epiphyte; stem more or less growing horizontally, up to 20 cm long, leafy in upper part, usually unbranched. Leaves 7-30 by 1.5-6 cm, oblong, thin but leathery, apex variable, usually obliquely obtuse or acute, sometimes distinctly bilobed. Inflorescence arising near the lowest leaves, usually pendulous, sometimes erect, 8-45 cm long, a densely many-flowered raceme; rachis usually longer than the peduncle, not swollen. Flowers opening widely and simultaneously, up to 2.5 cm wide, lasting less than one day. Sepals 0.6-1.4 by 0.4-0.7 cm, obovate-spathulate, obtuse. Petals 0.6-1.2 by 0.3-0.6 cm, more narrowly obovate-spathulate, apex emarginate. Lip spurred, 3-lobed, 0.7 cm high from the top of the spur to the apex of the lateral lobes; at the base with a rounded, sometimes glandular hairy callus; lateral lobes somewhat longer than the spur, ovate-falcate, often with erose margins, obtuse or acute; mid-lobe very short, reduced to a small deltoid callus; spur oblongoid to conical. Column 0.2-0.3 cm long, broad; rostellum prominent, tooth-like, decurved; column-foot 0.2-0.4 cm long. Pollinia 4, on a narrowly linear stipe slightly longer than the pollinia; viscidium very small. (After O’Byrne, 1994)


Flower pale yellow with orange-brown spots; lip whitish with purple and orange-brown spots, spur pale yellow.

Epiphyte in lowland rainforest, beach forest, mangrove forest, hill forest and on solitary trees, often along streams; 0 to 600 m.

Malesia (New Guinea), Australia, Solomon Islands.

Papua (Indonesia); Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution map

Warm growing epiphyte, in light shade or full sun.

March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November.

  • Smith, J.J., Nova Guinea 8, 1 (1909) 120, t. 41, fig. 135, as Sarcochilus ramuanus (Kraenzl.) Schltr.
  • Smith, J.J., Nova Guinea 12, 4 (1916) 459, as Sarcochilus moorei (Rchb.f.) Schltr.
  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 341, fig. 1316, as Sarcochilus moorei (Rchb.f.) Schltr.
  • Dockrill, A. W., Austral. Indig. Orchids 1 (1969) 738, fig., as Sarcochilus moorei (Rchb.f.) Schltr.
  • O'Byrne, P., Lowland Orchid. Papua New Guinea (1994) 532, fig., as Sarcochilus moorei (Rchb.f.) Hort. ex Rchb.f.
  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Vandeae
  • Subtribe Aeridinae
  • Genus Rhinerrhizopsis
  • Species Rhinerrhizopsis moorei

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Rhinerrhizopsis moorei

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Rhinerrhizopsis moorei

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei (Rchb.f.) Ormerod, habit, photo A. Schuiteman, based on Leiden cult. 20030779

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei (Rchb.f.) Ormerod, flowers, photo A. Schuiteman, based on Leiden cult. 20030779

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei (Rchb.f.) Ormerod, flowers, photo A. Schuiteman, based on Leiden cult. 20030779

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei (Rchb.f.) Ormerod, flower, photo A. Schuiteman, based on Leiden cult. 20030779

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei (Rchb.f.) Ormerod, flowers, oblique front view, photo E.F. de Vogel, based on Leiden cult. 20030992

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei (Rchb.f.) Ormerod, plant habit, photo E.F. de Vogel, based on Leiden cult. 20032010

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei (Rchb.f.) Ormerod, flower, oblique front view, photo E.F. de Vogel, based on Leiden cult. 20032010

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei (Rchb.f.) Ormerod, flower, front view, photo E.F. de Vogel, based on Leiden cult. 20032010

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei (Rchb.f.) Ormerod, habit and floral analysis, drawing N.H.S. Howcroft 275

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei (Rchb.f.) Ormerod, floral analysis, drawing N.H.S. Howcroft 257, from Anir Isl.

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei (Rchb.f.) Ormerod, floral analysis, drawing N.H.S. Howcroft 275, based on Kabaru coll., from Manus

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei

Sarcochilus moorei (Rchb.f.) Schltr., floral analysis, drawing J.J. Smith, from Jaheri 572

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei

Sarcochilus moorei (Rchb.f.) Schltr., floral analysis, drawing J.J. Smith, from Gjellerup 740

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei

Sarcochilus moorei (Rchb.f.) Schltr., floral analysis, drawing J.J. Smith, from Docters van Leeuwen 11164

Rhinerrhizopsis moorei

Sarcochilus moorei (Rchb.f.) Schltr., drawing R. Schlechter in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 341, fig. 1316