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

Full shade Hot Warm Fall

Common Name The Eastern Hylophila

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea at elevations around 300 to 600 meters as medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a decumbent, cauliform rhizome, giving rise to a strict to substrict, terete, glabrous, to the middle leafy stem carrying about 7 to 10, erect-patent, obliquely elliptic-lanceolate, acute, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, cylindrical, to 4.8 to 6.4" [12 to 16 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are green with paler petals.


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