!Cyphochilus bilobus (J.J.Sm.) Schltr. 1912 SECTION Cyphochilus Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Plant and Flowers Photo by Art Vogel

Full ShadeWarm Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Two Lobed Cyphochilus

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests on wind exposed ridges as a large sized, warm growing terrestrial with erect, curved, mostly unbranched, terete, rigid stems, that are basally enveloped by leaf sheaths and leafy above carrying, patent, half clasping the stem, lanceolate, acuminate, narrowly bidentate and mucronate apically, almost plicate, grooved above at midrib, keeled below, shiny above, opaque below leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal and lateral, patent, decurved, sometimes few branched, many flowered, 1.8" to 2.2" [4.5 to 5.5 cm] long inflorescence with long lasting flowers

Synonyms Appendicula biloba J.J.Sm. 1909; Appendicula biloba var. angustifolia J.J.Sm. 1935;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006 as Appendicula biloba