~ Aphyllorchis torricellensis Schltr. 1911 -See Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Torricelli Range Aphyllorchis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 800 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with thick, elongate, flexuous, puberulous, strict to substrict, terete, glabrous stems without leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, laxly 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence with oblong, to elliptic, obtuse, glabrous floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the whole plant and the flowers are pale, almost whitish with violet streaks


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 20 2017 as Syn to A pallida