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Genus Adenoncos

Genus Adenoncos

Adenoncos Blume, Bijdr. (1825) 381


  • Genus Podochilopsis Guillaumin, Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris)

Small monopodial epiphytes. Stem elongated, with several leaves arranged in two rows. Leaves sheathing at the base, glabrous, deciduous, duplicate, very fleshy. Inflorescence lateral, short, a raceme or carrying a single flower. Flowers small to very small, resupinate, green or yellowish. Sepals free. Petals free, narrower and often shorter than the dorsal sepal. Lip without spur, not mobile. Column-foot absent. Pollinia 4, equal-sized, solid, caudicles absent, stipe present, viscidium present.

Southeast Asia, Indochina, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea. About 15 species; in New Guinea one, endemic, species [Adenoncos papuana Schltr.].

Epiphytes in lowland and hill forest.

  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Vandeae
  • Subtribe Aeridinae
  • Genus Adenoncos

A genus of inconspicuous little monopodial plants with rigid stems, fleshy leaves and small, often green flowers of relatively simple structure on short inflorescences.

Genus Adenoncos in New Guinea contains 1 species:

Adenoncos papuana

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Genus Adenoncos

Adenoncos papuana Schltr., plant habit and flower, watercolour Neville Howcroft, based on a specimen from Papua New Guinea, Iaun Creek, 29-30-1966

Genus Adenoncos

Adenoncos papuana Schltr., drawing N.H.S. Howcroft 168, from Bulolo, upper Kebika?