Renanthera edefeldtii F. Muell. & Kraenzl. ex Kraenzl. 1894 Photo © by Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and André Schuiteman and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Inflorescence Photo by Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Photo By Peter O'Byrne Copyright © 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

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Common Name Edefeldt's Renanthera

Flower Size 3/4" [20 mm]

This monopodial, showy, large to giant sized, hot to warm growing epiphytic or lithophytic orchid from Irian Jaya to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands from sealevel to 600 meters in exposed sunny locations high in trees or on cliffs or rock faces with an elongate, straggling stem carrying in the apical portion, alternate, oblong, unequally roundly and bilobed apically, articulated to the leaf bearing sheath leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an axillary, lateral, 12 to 24" [30 to 60 cm] long, simple or branched, each branch laxly 10 to 20 flowered, many flowered inflorescence that has small bracts and successively opening, showy flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/1985 drawing fide; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 as R endsfeldtii; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Orchids of New Guinea Vol 5 Schuiteman & D de Vogel 2008; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014;