Epiblastus montihageni P.Royen 1979

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


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