Silvorchis colorata J.J.Sm. 1907 Drawing by J. J. Smith

full shadeCool

Common Name The Colored Silvorchis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in west central Java in forests at elevations around 1500 to 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a small, sparingly branching tuberoid rhizome giving rise to an erect, 4" [10 cm] long, stem that blooms on an erect, 3.6" [8.5 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Sylvorchis colorata; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973; Orchids of Java Comber 1990