Podochilus warianus Schltr. 1912

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot warmFall

Common Name The Wari Range Podochilus

Flower Size .1" [4mm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 450 to 900 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with thin, filiform rhizomes giving rise to branching, filiform, glabrous, thin, more or less flexuous, densely leafy stems, enveloped completely by tightly clasping leaf bearing sheaths and carrying erect-patent, oblong-linear to linear-lanceolate, glabrous, obliquely apiculate apically, cuneate below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal to lateral, erect to pendant, shortly pedunculate, to .2" [5 mm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with patent, glabrous flowers

Schlechter states that the flowers are white with a red spot on each petal.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85;