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

Full shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name The Laminate Platylepis

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea at elevations around 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a decumbent, cauliform rhizome, giving rise to a strict to subflexuous, terete, glabrous, basally leafy stem carrying about 3 to 5, subrosulate-approximate, erect-patent, ovate, acuminate, rounded below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, subsecund, 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the leaves are pale green with darker veins and the flowers are green, the lip is brownish-yellow with a white middle lobe.

Synonyms Moerenhoutia lamellata (Schltr.) Schltr. 1921

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