Erythrodes oxyglossa Schltr. 1906 Photo by Whistler & Cribb 1996

Common Name The Pointed Lip Eurythrodes

Flower Size

Found in New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu and Walis & Futna at elevations around 300 to 1300 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with an erect leafy stem enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths carrying obliquely oblong-lanceolate to oblong-ovate, acuminate, narrowing below into the slender petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, pubescent in the apical half, 4.8 to 10.8" [12 to 27 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, hairy floral bracts and carrying dull brownish white, pubescent flowers.

Synonyms Erythrodes lilyana (H.Fleischm. & Rech.) Schltr. 1910; Physurus lilyanus H.Fleischm. & Rech. 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Orchids of Samoa Whistler & Cribb 1996 photo fide fide