Epiblastus neohibernicus Schltr. 1911

Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Winter

Common Name or Meaning The New Ireland Epiblastus

Flower Size

Found in the Bismark Archipelago on trees in montane forests at elevations around 600 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with an elongate rhizome giving rise to cylindrical, somwewhat compressed, superposed, new pseudobulbs arising from the apex of the mature pseudobulb carrying many, lorate-ligulate, acute with an apicule, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the winter on a shortly fasciculate, peduncle filiform, thin, glabrous, to 4" [10 cm] long, 15 to 20 flowered flowered inflorescence with minute, squamiform, apiculate bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 drawing fide;