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Datasheet for Tapeinochilos kalkmanii

Plant Datasheet for Tapeinochilos kalkmanii

BOTANICAL NAME: Tapeinochilos kalkmanii
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Tapeinochilos kalkmanii Gideon

Osia Gideon Monograph: Listed as a basal or terminal flowering species.

Basal description: Bracts not woody, coriaceous. Bracts not recurved, 14-16 mm wide at widest point; inflorescence 4-7 cm diam., scape about 8 cm long, known from the Cycloop Mtns. near Jayapura, Star Mtns. and Hunstein Mtns. of East Sepik.

Terminal description: Straight bracts and inflorescence < 11cm in diameter, with flowers about the same length as the bracts (flower to bract ratio 1.1 to 1.3). Flowers 30-46 mm long, as long as the bract or longer. Bracts not yellow-tipped, pungent. Abaxial leaf surface blabrous, leaves 8-12 by 2-2.3 cm, flowers 38-46 mm long; bracts pointed but not pungent, endemic to the mountains of Jayapura Area and Hunstein Mtns fo East Sepik.

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Tom Wood has a specimen of this, from higher altitudes in the Bismark Archepelago, NE of New Guinea.

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