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

Fragrant Full shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Fragrant Eurycentrum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 2300 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a decumbent, cauliform rhizome giving rise to an erect, basally leafy , terete, glabrous stem carrying patent, dark velvety brown with a fine whitish margin, subrosulate, ovate, acute to subacute, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, secund, 2.8" [7 cm] long, lax, 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, lanceolate, acuminate, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white, the sepals have a brownish flush and they are very nicely scented.


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