Pristiglottis coerulescens (Schltr.) Cretz. & J.J.Sm. 1934

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of © Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and André Schuiteman and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full shade Cool Cold Spring Fall

Common Name The Blue Pristiglottis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations around 1200 to 2300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an ascending terete, glabrous stem carrying 4 to 6, patent, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acute, glabrous on both sides, dilated into the clasping, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, puberulous, short, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous floral bracts that are usually longer than the ovaries

Synonyms *Cystopus coerulescens Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911/85 as Cystopus coerulescens drawing good; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V Shuiteman and de Vogel 2008