Epiblastus montihageni P.Royen 1979

Another Photo Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Mt Hagen Epiblastus

Flower Size .25" [6mm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests or in boggy, alpine grasslands at elevations of 2550 to 3100 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with glabrous, oblong, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped by imbricating, glabrous, ovate, acute, many nerved sheaths and carrying a single, linear, glabrous, obtuse, many nerved, midrib grooved above, prominent below, membraneous margined, few papillate apically leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on about 13, in 3 bundles, glabrous, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with a glabrous, broadly ovate bract

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

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