Saccolabiopsis armitii (F. Muell.) Dockr. 1967

Another Photo Photos by John Varigos and his Orchid webpage

Common Name Armit's Saccolabiopsis - In Australia The Spotted Pitcher Orchid

Flower Size 1 3/8 to 1 1/2" [3.5 to 4 mm]

A miniature sized, monopodial, pendulous, hot growing epiphyte from the lowland forests of Queensland Australia, New Guinea and Java at elevations of sea level to 200 meters in coastal scrubs and dry rainforests with a short pendulous stem carrying, 3 to 6, oblong, narrowly elliptical to narrowly obovate, acute to obtuse leaves that blooms on a pendant, 1.2 to 3.6" [3 to 9 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with many [50] flowers occuring in the spring.

Synonyms Cleisostoma armitii F. Muell. 1875; Cleisostoma nugentii F.M.Bailey 1895; Cleisostoma orbiculare Rupp 1934; Saccolabium armitii (F.Muell.) Rupp 1951; Saccolabium orbiculare (Rupp) Rupp 1941; *Sarcochilus armitii F. Muell. 1875

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 drawing good/photo ok; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo ok; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 1 2007 photo; Flora Malesiana: Orchids of New Guinea Vol V 2008;