Pseuderia ledermannii

Pseuderia ledermannii Schltr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 58 (1923) 121

Type: Ledermann 8280a (holo B, lost)

Shrub-like, climbing, stout, much branched. Branches many-leaved, 0.6-0.7 cm diam., entirely covered with the tightly clasping, persistent leaf-sheaths. Leaves erect-patent, lanceolate, 17-22 cm long, near the middle 3-4 cm wide, acuminate, at the base cuneate, below with 7 somewhat prominent nerves. Inflorescences several, c. 4 cm long, 3-6-flowered; peduncle short, rather rigid, with a few overlapping peduncle-scales. Floral bracts recurved, elliptic, subobtuse, almost 4 times shorter than the ovary. Sepals ligulate, subobtuse. median sepal 1.7 cm long. Lateral sepals subfalcate, 1.4 cm long. Petals similar to the lateral sepals but a little narrower, 1.25 cm long, subacute, glabrous. Lip curved, in outline elliptic, 1 by 0.4 cm, subobtuse, minutely papillose, in basal half with two parallel, obtuse, almost glabrous keels. Column semiterete, slightly curved, 0.85 cm long, not widened at the apex; clinandrium dorsally widened, semiorbicular, denticulate, glabrous. Ovary slender, cylindrical, 0.8-0.9 cm long, glabrous. (After Schlechter, 1923)

Colours: Not recorded.

Habitat: Terrestrial in lowland forest; 300 to 400 m.

Flowering time in the wild: August.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua New Guinea. See map: 586-6M.JPG.

Cultivation: Warm growing terrestrial.