Didymoplexis torricellensis Schltr. 1911 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Torricelli Range Didymoplexis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with somewhat flexuous, substrict, terete, glabrous stems with a few squamiform, obtuse sheaths that blooms in the winter on an erect, sublax, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence with minute, squamiform, obtuse floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the stems are black violet, the flowers are white with a grey outer keel on each of the petals and sepals and the 3 keels on the lip are golden yellow.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide;