Tuberolabium papuanum (Schltr.) J.J.Wood ex B.A.Lewis & P.J.Cribb 1989 SECTION Trachoma Photo by © T Rolfesema and Malesian Orchid Genera Illustrated Website

Side View of Flower

Drawing and Sulawesi flower Photos by © Rudolph Jenny/ Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part ShadeWarm Cool Fall

Common Name The Papuan Tuberolabium - In Australia The Yellow Spectral Orchid

Flower Size .32 to .4" [.8 to 1 cm]

Found in Sulawesi, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Nuie, Cook Islands, Santa Cruz Islands and the Tubuai Islands on tree branches in forests at elevations of 500 to 1400 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 3 to 5, well separated, tough, leathery grey green leaves that blooms in the fall on a club-shaped, .5" [1.2 cm] long, successively 1 to 2, to 20 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Parapteroceras papuanum (Schltr.) Szlach. 2003; Saccolabium papuanum Schltr. 1913; Sarcochilus societatis J.W.Moore 1933; Saccolabium subluteum Rupp 1953; Trachoma papuanum (Schltr.) M.A.Clem., J.J.Wood & D.L.Jones 1989; Trachoma societatis (J.W.Moore) N.Hallé 1980; Trachoma subluteum (Rupp) Garay 1972

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as Saccolabium papuanum drawing good; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 as Trachoma subluteum drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 as Trachoma subluteum; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Native Australian Orchids Jones 2006 as Trachoma subluteum photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide