Plectorrhiza brevilabris (F.Muell.) Dockrill 1967

Plant and Flowers Photos by John Varigos and his Orchid webpage

Fragrance Part Shade Hot Warm Spring Summer

Common Name The Short Lipped Plectorrhiza - In Australia The Small Tangle Orchid

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Queensland, Australia at elevations up to 1200 meters in rainforests as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a pendant growth habit and a short stem carrying a few linear, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, 3" [7.5 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers

The unequally bilobed apex of the leaves of this species is diagnostic and readily distinguishes this species even when not in bloom.

Synonyms *Cleisostoma brevilabre F.Muell.1878; Saccolabium brevilabre (F.Muell.) Rupp 1941; Saccolabium loaderianum Rupp 1952; Sarcochilus brevilabris (F.Muell.) F.Muell. 1882

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 drawing/photo ok; Orchids Of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 2 2003 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 1 2007 photo