Cyphochilus latifolius Schltr. 1912

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

Full shade Warm Cool LATE Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Broad Leaved Cyphochilus

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on steep loamy slopes and embankments at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a very short rhizome giving rise to erect to erect-patent, branching, terete, rigid, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, acute, unequally bidentate with a minute mucro in between leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect-patent, terminal to lateral, shorter than the leaves, few flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, obtuse, equal to shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish with a white lip. Separated from the similar C rivularis and C montanus by the broad large leaves. Separated from the similar C collinus by the different lip.

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

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