Plectorrhiza erecta (Fitzg.) Dockrill 1967 Drawing by Fitzgerald and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Erect Plectorrhiza - In Australia The Upright Tangle Orchid

Flower Size .32 to .4" [.8 to 1 cm]

Found on Lord Howe Island Australia among low scrub near the coast at elevations of 50 to 150 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphtye with an erect, basally branched stem carrying numerous, bright green, somewhat fleshy, thickened and deflexed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a spreading, axillary, [3 to 4 cm] long, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Cleisostoma erectum Fitzg. 1878; Sarcanthus erectus (Fitzg.) Rupp 1941; Sarcochilus erectus (Fitzg.) F.Muell. 1882; Sarcochilus tridentatus var. erectus (Fitzg.) F.M.Bailey 1883

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide