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

Full shade Cool Summer Winter

Common Name The Glaucous Erythrodes [refers to the blue grey leaves]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 to 1100 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a decumbent, cauliform rhizome giving rise to an erect, basal 1/2 leafy, terete, glabrous stem carrying erect-patent, obliquely lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, acute, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer and winter on a secund, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, subdensely 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, lanceolate, acuminate, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are whitish flushed with brown.


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