Pristiglottis pectinifera (Schltr.) Cretz. & J.J.Sm. 1934 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool Winter Summer Fall

Common Name The Comb Carrying Pristiglottis [refers to the comb-like split claw of the lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a decumbent, cauliform rhizome giving rise to a terete, glabrous, leafy to the base of the inflorecence stem carrying about 4, erect, dark green, ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a short, few flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, ciliate margined, equal to the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the smaller flowers are white.

Synonyms *Cystopus pectiniferus Schltr.1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as Cystopus pectiniferus Drawing fide;