Poaephyllum tenuipes (Schltr.) Rolfe 1912 Photo courtesy of © Peter O'Byrne, Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and André Schuiteman and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full shade Hot Fall

Common Name The Delicate Column Foot Poaephyllum

Flower Size .38" [.8 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests and on cliffs at elevations around 350 to 450 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with several pendant, unbranched, slightly compressed stems enveloped completely by tighly clasping leaf bearing sheaths and carrying erect-patent, linear, pointed, unequally bidentate and mucronate apically leaves that blooms in the fall on a very slender, gradually elongating, flexuous, patent, 3.6" [9 cm] long few flowered inflorescence with the flowers opening in succession.

Synonyms Lectandra tenuipes Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 as Lectandra tenuipes drawing ok; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V Shuiteman and de Vogel 2008