Aglossorrhyncha lucida Schltr. 1912 Photos courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

TYPE Drawing

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

Part Shade Warm EARLY Winter EARLYSummer and Fall

Common Name The Bright Aglossorhyncha

Flower Size

Found in the New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 1100 to 1700 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with unbranched to sparsely branched, slightly compressed, stem enveloped completely by the sheaths of the erect patent, ligulate, strongly oblique and obtusely pointed apically, narrowing basally into the subpetiolate base, glabrous, shiney below leaves and blooms in the early summer, fall and early winter on a short single flowered inflorescence arising through a cucullate, clasping, elliptic, apiculate, longer than the ovary spathe and has linear, apiculate, floral bracts.

Synonyms Aglossorrhyncha lucida var. dischorensis Schltr. 1912; Aglossorrhyncha lucida var lucida; Aglossorrhyncha lucida var. wariana Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German NEw Guinea Schlehter 1912 drawing fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2005