Cyphochilus parvifolius Schltr. 1912

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

Full shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name The Small Flowered Cyphochilus

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on steep slopes and banks on rocks and stones at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a very short rhizome giving rise to thinly branching, curved, rigid, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, elliptic-ligulate, obtuse, minutely bidentate with an apicule in between leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect-patent, shortly terminal, single flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are greenish white with a white lip.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 photo plant only ok