!Eurycentrum salomonense Schltr. 1905 Drawing by Gertrude Bartusch and Plant Systematics.org Website


Common Name The Solomon Islands Eurycentrum

Flower Size

Found in the Solomon Islands, Santa Cruz Island and Vanuatu in rainforest to montane moss forests at elevations of sea level to 1150 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with a fleshy, erect stem carrying 4 to 7, scattered, obliquely ovate, acute, satiny and almost black to very dark green to purple with a central pink vein above, purple beneath, sometimes undulate margin leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, 7.2 to 9.2" [18 to 23 cm] long, laxly many flowered, pubescent, slender, pink inflorescence with lanceolate, setose bracts and carrying the flowers all on one side.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing/photo fide