Pseuderia amblyornidis

Pseuderia amblyornidis (Rchb.f.) Ormerod, Oasis, Suppl. 1 (2001) 2

Basionym: Dendrobium amblyornidis

Stem slender, rather stiff, branching, c. 60 cm long; densely covered with minutely spotted sheaths. Leaves thick papyraceous, cuneate-ligulate, apex obliquely acuminate, 0.09 by 0.015 [feet? = 2.7 by 0.45 cm]. Inflorescence very short, 1- or 2-flowered. Floral bracts small. Fruiting ovary with pedicel to 0.03 [feet? = 0.9 cm] long. Median sepal cuneate-ligulate, acute. Lateral sepals falcate, subacute. Petals linear. Lip clawed, oblong, with two keels in the center. Column elongated, almost trigonous, slender, about as long as the sepals. (After Reichenbach f., 1878)

Colours: Not recorded.

Habitat: Terrestrial in lower montane forest; 1450 m.

Flowering time in the wild: Not known.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua (Indonesia). See map: 586-21M.JPG.

Cultivation: Intermediate growing terrestrial.