Tropidia multinervis Schltr. 1911 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Fall Winter

Common Name The Many Nerved Tropidia

Flower Size

Found in the New Guinea at elevations around 20 to 100 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, hot growing terrestrial with a few branched, short, erect rhizome giving rise to a leafy stem carrying 4 to 8, patent, elliptic, acuminate, plicate, many nerved leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect to arcuate, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, distichous, to 20 flowered inflorescence with two sided, conduplicate, patent to divaricate, broadly ovate, acuminate, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are clearly white yellow.


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