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

Full shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Similar Tropidia [refers to its similarity to T curculigoides]

Flower Size

Found in the New Guinea at elevations around 900 meters as a large sized, warm growing terrestrial with a very short rhizome giving rise to a leafy stem carrying erect-patent, elliptic-lanceolate, subcaudate-attenuate, plicate, 5 nerved leaves that blooms in the fall on a subsessile to shortly pedunculate, few flowered inflorescence with ovate, apiculate, 2 sided, imbricate, shorter than the flower floral bracts.


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