!Papillilabium beckleri (F. Muell. ex Benth.) Dockr. 1967 Photo by Colin and Misha Rowan and their The Retired Aussies Orchid Website

Inflorescence Photo by Greg & Kerri Steebeeke


Common Name Beckler's Papillilabium - In Australia The Imp Orchid

Flower Size 2 to 3" [5 to 7 cm]

A miniature sized, warm to cool growing monopodial epiphyte with a few leaves found in Queensland and New South Wales Australia at elevations below 650 meters that has a short stem carrying 2 to 6, narrowly linear, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the early spring on a pendant, short .4 to 1.6" [1 to 4 cm], several [3 to 8] flowered inflorescence carrying very fragrant flowers.

Mount on cork or tree fern or sticks, give moderate shade and keep moist year round.

Synonyms *Cleisostoma beckleri F. Muell. ex Benth. 1873; Saccolabium virgatum T.E.Hunt 1955; Sarcanthus beckleri (F. Muell. ex Benth.) Rupp 1941; Sarcochilus beckleri (F.Muell. ex Benth.) F.Muell. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 2 2003 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 5 2005; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 5 2006 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 1 2007 photo