!Notheria diaphana P.O'Byrne & J.J.Verm.2000

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Photos courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulenand Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

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Part Shade Warm Cool LATEFallEARLY Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Diaphanous Notheria

Flower Size to 1.4" [to 3.5 cm]

Found in Sulawesi in montane forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping, branched rhizome giving rise to clustered, erect, small, swollen, ellipsoid to ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, narrow, lanceolate, acute, rather thick, midrib prominent, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on several, lateral, peduncle .2 to .32" [5 to 8 mm] long, provided with 2 basal, clasping bracts, rachis .08" [2 mm] long, hirsute, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with obovate, rounded with a mucronate apex, folded along the midvein, scattered hairy, longer than the ovary floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Gard. Bull. Singapore 55: 286 J J Verm & P O'Byrne 2003 drawing fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 photo fide