Epiblastus pulchellus Schltr. 1911

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

Part Shade Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Beautiful Epiblastus

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in montane forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongate rhizome giving rise to cylindrical, somwewhat compressed, superposed, new pseudobulbs arising from the apex of the mature pseudobulb carrying a single, linear, subacute oblique narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a shortly fasciculate, peduncle filiform, thin, glabrous, to 4" [10 cm] long, 5 to 10 flowered flowered inflorescence with minute, squamiform, apiculate bracts.


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