Collabium carinatum de Vogel 1997 TYPE Drawing by Burgh & deVogel

Common Name The Carinate Collabium

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea at elevations around 1650 to 2350 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a not branching rhizome giving rise to alternating, about 1 to 3 bearing a leaf and then 1 bearing an inflorescence, .4" [1 cm] between each, leaf bearing ones tapering towards the apex, to somewhat quadrangular, slender, inflorescence bearing ones cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, lanceolate, acuminate, 5 to 7 nerved, below prominent, above less so, attenuate basally into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a terete, 11.6 to 14.8" [29 to 37 cm] long, rachis terete, to 4.8" [14.5 cm] long, 15 to 17 flowered inflorescence with refelxed, linear floral bracts and carrying rather laxly irregularily spaced along the rachis, rather widely opening flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI *Orchid Monographs Vol 8 Burgh & deVogel 1997 drawing fide;