Aglossorhyncha lucida dischorensis

Aglossorhyncha lucida Schltr. var. dischorensis Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1912) 323

Type: Schlechter 19674 (holo B, lost; iso K)

Differs from the typical form in the taller and more robust habit, usually somewhat wider leaves, somewhat larger flowers, the lip in the middle having 5 thickened nerves, the somewhat longer column, the larger and more rounded lobes of the clinandrium, the lower lobes being shorter than the upper lobes. (After Schlechter, 1911-1914)

Colours: Flower golden yellow.

Habitat: Epiphyte in montane forest. Altitude 1300 m.

Flowering time in the wild: June.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua New Guinea. See map: 23-10M.JPG

Cultivation: Intermediate growing epiphyte.