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

Full shade Hot Winter

Common Name The Two Keeled Erythrodes

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 50 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with a decumbent, cauliform rhizome giving rise to an erect, strict, basal 1/2 leafy, terete, glabrous stem carrying patent, blue-grey, obliquely lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, acute, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, to 2" [5 cm] long, densely 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence with erect, lanceolate, acuminate, slightly shorterer than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are reddish brown or green and the lip and petals are white.


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