Chilopogon distichum (Ridl.) Schltr. 1912

Drawing by Peter O'Byrne

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Distichous Chilopogon

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago and the Solomon Islands at elevations around 100 to 300 meters as a hot growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring through early summer.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish white with an anther that is violet-pink

Synonyms *Appendicula disticha Ridl. 1886; Podochilus distichus (Ridl.) Schltr. 1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as drawing; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 as Appendivula disticha ;