Pseudovanilla gracilis (Schltr.) Garay 1986 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot Warm Winter

Common Name The Graceful Pseudovanilla

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands at elevations of 150 to 1000 meters as a giant sized, hot to warm growing, scandent terrestrial with terete, glabrous, leafless stem with broadly ovate, obtusely acuminate sheaths that blooms in the late winter on a paniculate, branched, each branch densely 5 to 15 flowered inflorescence with minute, deltoid, glabrous floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale yellow and the lip has golden yellow warts in the anterior half and reddish brown warts in the posterior half.

Synonyms *Galeola gracilis Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Galeola gracilis Drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991;