Dryadorchis barbellata Schltr. 1913Type Drawing by Schlechter

Partial shade Cool Spring Summer

Common Name The Bearded Dryadorchis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a filiform, glabrous stem carrying 3, falcate-ligulate, obtuse to subacute leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a thick angled peduncle, rachis swollen, angled, somewhat shorter than the leaves, 1.2 to 4.4 cm] long, densely several flowered inflorescence with broadly triangular, obtuse floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white with violet pink on the inside and the lip has an orange yellow callus. Easily distinguished from D minor by the bearded hirsute lip with humps.

Synonyms Sarcochilus brevirhachis Upton 1976; Thrixspermum barbellatum (Schltr.) M.A.Clem., B.Wallace & D.L.Jones 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 Drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 drawing fide;