Adenoncos papuana (Schltr.) Schltr. 1913Type Drawing by Schlechter

Partial shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Papuana Adenoncos

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 1100 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a terete, densely leafy stem carrying fleshy, somewhat falcate-curved, linear-ligulate, unequally and acutely bilobed leaves that blooms in the early summer on a very short, sessile, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that this orchid is very similar to A virens and has been listed as a subspecies but deserves species status. He also states that the flowers are yellow green.

Synonyms *Adenoncos virens var. papuana Schltr. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 Drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990