Hymenorchis serrata Schltr. 1913

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

Partial shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Serrate Hymenorchis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests on trees at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a simple, densely leafy stem carrying erect-spreading, fleshy, elliptic-lanceolate, apiculate, acute, serrate margined leaves that blooms in the early summer on a short, few bracted, few flowered inflorescence with oval, apiculate, serrate 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;