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Datasheet for Tapeinochilos novaebudaensis

Plant Datasheet for Tapeinochilos novaebudaensis

BOTANICAL NAME: Tapeinochilos novaebudaensis

Osia Gideon Monograph: Listed as a terminal flowering species with recurved bracts, dark red, aging grey to black, apex obtuse or rounded-apiculate, margins toward apex not inflexed. Bract apex obtuse, not pungent. Anterior lobe 7-10 by 7-9 mm, capsule with 25-40 seeds per fruit; labellum 9-13 mm long, floral tube 11-13 mm long, endemic to the New Hebrides (Vanuatu).

Not on the Plant List as an accepted species name. Listed by Osia Gideon in his plant key. There is a similar name T. novobudiense from Alan Carle on the Lyon PDF file at the Heliconia Society International website under the name T. salomonensis.

Listed at El Arish Tropical Exotics in Australia
"Similar to Tapeinochilos dahlii but with smaller more reddish toned flowers. The stems have the blackish bamboo like markings of dahlii but slightly different leaves.Very attractive feature plant for tropical gardeners that like the unusual. "

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