Hymenorchis caulina Schltr. 1913

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

Partial shade Cool LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Long Stemmed Hymenorchis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests on trees at elevations around 1200 meters as a miniature to just small sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, densely leafy stem carrying linear-ligulate, apiculate, apically serrate-dentate margined leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a short, few flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the flowers are pale yellow with a green lip lamina.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide;