Hymenorchis nannodes 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 Really Tiny Hymenorchis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests on trees at elevations around 1100 meters as a super-mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short, densely leafy stem carrying fleshy, oval, apiculate, serrate margined leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a short, subumbelliform, few flowered inflorescence with oval, acuminate floral bracts.

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


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