!Eurycentrum obscurum (Blume) Schltr. 1905 Drawing by Gertrude Bartusch and Plant Systematics.org Website


Common Name The Obscure Eurycentrum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in montane forests in humus at elevations of 350 to 1000 meters as a hot to warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying several, ovate, acute, abruptly narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter and earlier spring on a terminal, erect, pubescent, several flowered inflorescence with the flowers all held to one side and pubescent, acute floral bracts

Synonyms *Cystorchis obscura Blume 1859; Eurycentrum smithianum Schltr. 1911; Hetaeria obscura (Blume) Miq 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide