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

Full shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Torricelli Range Erythrodes

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 600 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 5, erect-patent, obliquely lanceolate-elliptic, acute to subacuminate, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a subsecund, to 3.6" [9 cm] long, subdensely 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are occasionally flushed with red.


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