!Chilopogon oxysepalum (Schltr.) Schltr. 1912 Drawing by ?

Deep Shade Hot WarmWinter

Common Name The Pointed Sepal Chilopogon

Flower Size 1/2" [6 mm]

Found in New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and the Bismark Archipelago in rainforests at elevations of 40 to 730 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a leafy stem carrying distichous, thin, light green, tinged purple towards the top of the stem, lanceolate, minutely acuminate apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, elongate, to 1.6" [to 4 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with distichous, longer than the flowers, twisted to be all in one plane, serrate, purple with white margins, ovate, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Appendicula bracteata (Schltr.) J.J.Sm.1912; Appendicula oxysepala (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1909; Appendicula oxysepala var. longicalcarata J.J.Sm.1909; Appendicula schlechteri J.J.Sm. 1912; Appendicula schlechteri J.J.Sm. ex Ormerod 2002; Chilopogon bracteatum Schltr. 1912; *Podochilus oxysepalus Schltr. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing as Chilopogon bracteatum; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing as Chilopogon bracteatum var warianum; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing as Chilopogon bracteatum var ovale; Die Orchideen #6 21-24 tafel 7 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 as Chilopogon bracteatum drawing/photo ok; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide;

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