Arachnis longicaulis (Schltr.) L.O.Williams 1937

Lip Detail Photos courtesy of David Jubineau

FragrantFull SunWarm TO Hot WinterFall

Common Name The Long-Stemmed Arachnis

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the New Guinea as well as the Philippines in lowland forests at elevations around 150 to 1000 meters as a giant sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a monopodial, erect, rigid, terete, elongated, apically flattened stem covered by tubular sheaths and carrying leathery, strap-shaped, oblong leaves that are unequally bilobed apically and blooms in the winter and fall on an axillary, opposite the leaves, short to 4" [10 cm] long, loosely to 4 flowered inflorescence with fleshy, fragrant flowers

This species is very similar to if not the same as A celebica from the Sulawesi if so then that name takes precedence.

Synonyms Arachnis longicaulis f flavescens Valmayor & Tiu 1984; *Vandopsis longicaulis Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 as Vandopsis longicaulis drawing fide; The Orchids of Malaya Holtum 1953; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Die Orchideen lieferung 22 Schlechter/Brieger 1989; Die Orchideen lieferung 22 Schlechter/Brieger 1989 as A lyonii;The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006

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