Papuaea reticulata Schltr. 1919 Photo by Karl Senghas

Common Name The Reticulate Papuaea

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in lowland and hill forests as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a few basal, glabrous, convolute, whitish reticulation, herbaceous, broadly elliptic-ovate, obtuse leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, peduncle 2" [5 cm] long, rachis 1" [2.5 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence carrying small, non-resupinate, glabrous, yellowish flowers

Distinguished by the whitish veined leaves and the non-resupinate, glabrous flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257 - 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974 photo fide;