Cystorchis orphnophilla Schltr. 1911 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Shade Loving Cystorchis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with a decumbent, cauliform rhizome giving rise to an erect, basally leafy, terete, glandulous-puberulous stem carrying erect-patent, dark reddish-brown, subrosulate, ovate, acute to subacute, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, subdensely few [often 3] flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, lanceolate, acuminate, puberulous, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white, the sepals have brownish in the middle and a yellow apex to the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide;