Hymenorchis saccata Schltr.1913

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


Common Name The Belly Hymenorchis

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in New Guinea in mist forests at elevations around 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, monopodial epiphyte with a short erect stem enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying patent-oblong, apiculate, fleshy, minutely serrate margined leaves that blooms in the early summer on a short, few flowered inflorescence


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