Cyphochilus rivularis Schltr. 1912

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

Full shade Cool LATE Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Creek Living Cyphochilus

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on steep loamy slopes and embankments at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing terrestrial with a very short rhizome giving rise to erect to erect-patent, branching, terete, rigid, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, linear to linear-lanceolate, acute, bidentate with an apicule in between leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect-patent, shortly terminal, few flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, equal to the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellow green.

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

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