Calymmanthera tenuis Schltr. 1913 Drawing by Ames and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot LATE Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name The This Calymmanthera

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations of 100 to 450 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with densely leafy stem carrying erect-spreading, narrowly linear, acute leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a thin almost threadlike, setiform, flexuous, very lax, 1 to 2 [rare] 3 branched, 1.5 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with minute, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlecher 1913 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990