Arthrochilus sabulosus D.L.Jones 1991 Photo by M A Clement and The Australian Tropical Rainforest Orchids Website

Part shade Warm LATERSpring Summer

Common Name The Sand Loving Arthrochilus - The Spotted Elbow Orchid

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in Queensland Australia in Epacrid Scrub at elevations of sea level to 100 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, warm growing terrestrial with an ovoid tuber giving rise to 2 different growths, one a rosette of 2 to 5, bluish green, elliptic, acute leaves which encircles the other with just a wiry, leafless stem carrying one sheathing bract giving rise in the later spring through summer to an erect, 4.8 to 14.4" [12 to 37 cm] long, 3 to 15 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide