Sarcoglottis depinctrix Christenson 2000

Flower Closeup

Side View of Flower Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name or Meaning The Lady Painter Sarcoglottis [refers to Mrs Sheehan, orchid illustrator 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil at elevations around 300 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an abbreviated stem carrying rosulate, elliptic-oblanceolate, petiolate acute, dark green with longitudinal silvery striped leaves that blooms in the spring on a stiffly erect, long-pedunculate, racmose, 26" [65 cm] long, pubescent, densely many [7 to 35] flowered infloreescence with lancolate, acuminate, as long as the ovaries to more floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 9 2000 photo;