Dryadorchis huliorum (Schuit.) Christenson & Schuit, 1995

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full Shade Cool

Common Name or Meaning

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in montane mist forests at elevations of 1300 to 1700 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an unbranched stem carrying3 to 4, slightly oblique-elliptic, slightly falcate, coriaceous, twisted 90 degrees at the base, all in one plane, margins with minutely crenualate-denticulatae, unequally bilobed, keeled below, reticulate veining on leaves that blooms on an axillary from below the lowest leaf, horizontal, racemose, 7 flowered, 2.6" [6.5 cm] long, elongating inflorescence with 2 distant tubular bracts and a cupular, obtuse floral bract.

Synonyms *Sarcochilus huliorum Schuit. 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006