Hippeophyllum papillosum Schltr. 1911 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Fall

Common Name The Papillose Hippeophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 300 meters as a miniature to just small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very long rhizome giving rise to a very short stem carrying 4 to 5, erect to erect-patent, subfalcate-ligulate, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on an elongate, peduncle thin, papillose, rachis with substellate puberulent papillae, 4.8" [12 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with oval, obtuse, more or less longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are green with a yellow lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984