Tropidia effusa Rchb.f. 1868

Plant in situ Fiji

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Full Shade Hot

Common Name The Dispersed Tropidia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Fiji and Samoa in montane forests at elevations around 400 meters as a small to large sized, hot growing terrestrial with lanceolate, acuminate, very shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, simple to few branched, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, successively single many flowered inflorescence with distichous, conduplicate, broadly ovate to lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Cnemidia ctenophora Rchb.f.1878; Tropidia ctenophora (Rchb.f.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex Drake 1892

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Samoa Whistler & Cribb 1996;