Tropidia schlechteriana J.J.Sm. 1908

Side View of Flowers

Plant and flowers in situ the Philippines Photos by Copyright Ravan Schneider and Phyto Images Website

Full shade Warm LATERspring

Common Name Schlechter's Tropidia [German Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the Moluccas and recently found in the Philippines in forests in deep shade at elevations around 600 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with erect stems carrying 5 to 6, towards the apex, lanceolate, plicate, thin textured leaves that blooms in the later spring on a spreading, from near the apex, to 4" [10 cm] long, enveloped by alternating, imbricate, conduplicate, crisped margined bracts, successively single, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Tropidia triloba J.J.Sm. 1908

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide