Epiblastus auriculatus Schltr. 1912

Antoher Photo

Plant and Flowers Photos by Natsui and Prof. Summer's Web Garden


Common Name The Eared Epiblastus

Flower Size .25" [6mm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests or in subalpine scrubs at elevations of 500 to 3100 meters as a medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with glabrous, narrowly cylindrical pseudobulbs enveloped by imbricating, glabrous, ovate, acute, many nerved sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, linear, linear-ligulate to ovate-lanceolate, glabrous, acute, many nerved, midrib slightly grooved above, prominent below leaves that blooms in the late fall and winter in bundles of 3 to 12, glabrous, filiform, 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long, several flowered inflorescecnce with a glabrouws, ovate, acuminate, crested bract and carrying glabrous flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 drawing fide; The Orchids of the High Mountains of New Guinea Van Royen drawing 1979 fide