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

Full shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Mountain Loving Eurycentrum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a decumbent, cauliform rhizome giving rise to an erect, basally leafy , terete, glabrous stem carrying patent, subrosulate, ovate to ovate-elliptic, acute, glabrous, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, secund, 2.8" [7 cm] long, lax, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, lanceolate, acuminate, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are reddish brown on the outside, the petals and lip are pure white and they are without fragrance.


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