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

Full shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Torn Off Erythrodes [refers to the abruptly truncate front lobe of the lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 600 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with a decumbent, cauliform rhizome giving rise to an erect, strict to substrict, leafy below the middle, terete, glabrous stem carrying erect-patent, obliquely ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, subsecund, to 3.6" [9 cm] long, densely 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence with erect, lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the sepals are brown with white margins, the petals and lip are paler and the latter has a white lamina in front.


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