Epiblastus basalis Schltr. 1911 Photo by Patricia Harding

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Marius Wasbauer

Plant in Situ Photo by Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

Part shade Warm to CoolFall

Common Name The Basal Epiblastus

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea in upper montane forests at elevations of 1100 to 2300 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte on moss covered tree trunks with pendulous to erect, cyclindrical, laterally compressed psuedobulbs with one, erect, lorate-ligulate, obtuse leaf which blooms in the fall with a short, slender, fasciculate inflorescence with 6 to 15 flowers .

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo ok; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 photos good; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006