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

Full shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name The Dentate Cystorchis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a decumbent, cauliform rhizome giving rise to an erect, basally leafy, terete, glandulous-puberulous stem carrying 4 to 6, close set, rosulate, erect-patent, dark purple-brown, subrosulate, ovate to broadly oblong, obtuse, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, densely 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, lanceolate, acuminate, puberulous, half 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;