Anoectochilus papuanus (Schltr.) W.Kittr. 1984 publ. 1985

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flower Photo by The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name The Papuan Anoectochilus

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in forests in humus at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with filiform, erect, elongate, flexuous, puberulous, ovate to broadly ovate, acute, narrowing below into the vaginate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, to 7" [to 17.5 cm] long, laxly 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, elliptic, acuminate, glandular-puberulous, slightly longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms *Eucosia papuana Schltr.1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as Eucosia papuana drawing fide;