Platylepis heteromorpha Rchb.f. 1878 Photo by Whistler & Cribb 1996

Common Name The Same Shape Platylepis

Flower Size

Found in Samoa at elevations around 300 to 750 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an erect leafy stem enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths carrying lanceolate to obliquely-ovate, acuminate, narrowing below into the slender petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, shortly pubescent, 5.2 to 10" [13 to 25 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, hairy floral bracts and carrying white, pubescent flowers.

Synonyms Coralliokyphos candidissimum H.Fleischm. & Rech. 1910; Erporkis heteromorpha (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Moerenhoutia heteromorpha (Rchb.f.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex Drake 1892

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Orchids of Samoa Whistler & Cribb 1996 as Moerenhoutia heteromorpha photo fide