Tropidia acuminata Schltr. 1911

Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel Andre Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol V

Common Name The Acuminate Tropidia

Flower Size 3/8" [.9 cm] long

Found in New Guinea in lowland montane forests at elevations of 250 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing terrestrial with a slender sparsely branched to not, rigid stems enveloped almost completely by imbricate clasping, striate veined leaf sheaths and each carrying erect-patent to patent, elliptic, acuminate, narrowing towards the base glabrous, seven veined leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, densely several flowered, flexuose, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long inflorescence with a few small lanceolate scales and patent, lanceolate, acute, often longer than the lower flowers floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911/1985 drawing good; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V 2008