Cyphochilus anemophilus Schltr. 1912

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Cool EARLYSummer

Common Name The Wind Loving Cyphochilus

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in grass and under small shrubs on ridges in exposed locations at elevations around 1000 to 1200 meters as a giant sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a very short rhizome giving rise to erect to erect-patent, branching, rigid, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, lanceolate, acute, minutely bidentate with a setiform mucro in between leaves that blooms in the early summer on a terminal, equal to the leaves in length inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, glabrous equal to to slighly longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellow green with a white lip which is red in the center.

Synonyms Appendicula anemophila (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide;