Saccolabiopsis pusilla (Lindl.) Seidenf. & Garay 1972

Plant and Inflorescence

Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid PageCopyright

Part shade HotWarm Spring

Common Name The Small Flowered Saccolabiopsis

Flower Size .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar and Thailand in subtropical forests at elevations around 290 to 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with flattened roots and a stem enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths carrying 3, narrowly oblong-elliptic to narrowly obovate, curved, prominently veined beneath, unequally bifid apically, lobes oblong-triangular, sessile, jointed leaves that blooms in the spring on a pendant 6" [15 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with the successively opening, membraneous flowers congregated towards the apex

Synonyms Gastrochilus pumilio (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; *Oeceoclades pusilla Lindl. 1833; Pennilabium pumilio (Rchb.f.) Pradhan 1979; Saccolabium pumilio Rchb.f. 1864; Saccolabium pusillum (Lindl.) Lindl. 1859;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Saccolabium pumilio drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Saccolabium pusillum; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1986 as Pennilabium pumilo; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide;