Hymenorchis kaniensis Schltr. 1913

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

Partial shade Cool Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Kani Range Hymenorchis [A New Guinea Mountain Range]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests on trees at elevations around 1000 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short, densely leafy stem carrying spreading, oblong-apiculate, serrate margined leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on a shortly umbelliform, few bracted, 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence with oval, apiculate, dentate floral bracts.

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


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 drawing fide;