Pseuderia takeuchii

Pseuderia takeuchii Ormerod, Austrobaileya 7 (2005) 196, fig. 8

Type: Takeuchi 6632 (holo BRI; iso AMES), from PNG, Sitipa River headwaters

Epiphytic [?] herb. Roots and lower part of plant not seen. Stem terete, branching, laxly foliose, part preserved 32 cm long, in lower part to 3.5 mm thick, in upper part 1-1.75 mm thick; internodes 4-16 mm long, averaging 8 mm long on branchlets. Leaves lanceolate, acute, thin, 48.5-60.5 by 3-5.5 mm; leaf sheaths striate, minutely black-brown hairy. Inflorescences to 5 mm long, arising suboppositely to leaf lamina, probably successively one-flowered. Flowers resupinate; pedicel plus ovary terete, c. 6.5 mm long. Dorsal sepal linear-ligulate, obtuse, 3-veined, c. 12 by 2 mm; lateral sepals falcate, ligulate, apiculate, 3-veined, c. 10 by 2.5 mm. Petals slightly falcate, linear-ligulate, obtuse, 3-veined, c. 9 by 1.6-1.75 mm; lip obovate-oblanceolate, obtuse, apical third laxly pubescent becoming densely pubescent, lower half with a canaliculate keel (appearing bicarinate) for c. 3 mm before it becomes unicarinate, in total lip c. 8 by 3.5 mm, at very base c. 0.5 mm wide where attached. Column slender, gently arcuate, c. 5.5 mm long. (After Ormerod 2005)

Colours: Flower red-brown.

Habitat: In tall alluvial lowland forest in the flood zone of the river; 100 m.

Flowering time in the wild: September.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua New Guinea. See map: 586-22M.JPG.