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

TYPE Drawing

Part Shade Warm Cool Winter EARLY Spring

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 and early spring on 1 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, branched, red, several flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the entire inflorescence is a lustrous red.

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; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989 drawing ok; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan Lamb Shim & Wood 1994; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Cribb & Wood 1994; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; The Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001; Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 Wood 2003