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

Full shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Forked Erythrodes [refers to the forked sac of the lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with a decumbent, cauliform rhizome giving rise to an erect, basal 1/4 leafy, terete, glabrous stem carrying 6 to 7, patent, obliquely lanceolate-elliptic, acute to subacuminate, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a subsecund, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, densely 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are brownish with a white front to the lip.


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