Hymenorchis foliosa Schltr. 1913

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

Partial shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Leafy Hymenorchis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests on trees at elevations around 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a elongate, densely leafy stem carrying erect-spreading, fleshy, oblong, obtuse, densely serrate margined leaves that blooms in the spring on a veryshort, subumbelliform, 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence with oval, obtuse floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the flowers are white-green with the apex of the lip being grass green.


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