Thelasis cycloglossa Schltr. 1913 SUBGENUS Thelasis

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot Winter

Common Name The Circular Tongue Thelasis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with an elongate rhizome giving rise to oblique, depressed, conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ligulate, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, strict to substrict, few bracted peduncle, rachis capituliform, subglobose, equal to to slightly longer than the leaf, rachis .8" [2 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with recurved, suborbicular, apiculate, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are green.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide;