!Porphyrodesme papuana Schltr.1913 Photo by Purification Orchids Website.

TYPE Drawing

Part Shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name The Papua Porphyrodesme

Flower Size

Found in Borneo and Papua New Guinea in hill forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye that blooms in the winter.

Schlechter states that the entire inflorescence is a lustrous red.

CAUTION! I have no way of verifying the photo determination so please use with caution, in fact the photos are by a Philippine Orchid Company so it would follow that this one is really P sarcochloides. The TYPE Drawing by Schlechter is absolutely correct.

Synonyms *Saccolabium porphyrodesme Schltr. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing ?; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 drawing ok; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan Lamb Shim & Wood 1994; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Cribb & Wood 1994; The Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001; Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 Wood 2003