Sarcochilus dilatatus F. Muell. 1859 SECTION Sarcochilus Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

Common Name The Broad Sarcochilus - In Australia The Brown Butterfly Orchid

Flower Size .75 to .85" [1.8 to 2.2 cm]

A miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic species occuring in Queensland and New South Wales at elevations of sea level to 400 meters in drier rainforests with a short stem carrying 4 to 12, thin-textured, leathery, dark green almost appearing black leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, racemose, 1.2 to 2.8" [3 to 7 cm] long, 2 to 12 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Sarcochilus bancroftii F.M.Bailey 1912; Thrixspermum dilatatum (F.Muell.) Rchb.f.1868

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1865 as Thrixspermum dilatatum; Die Orchideen lieferung 22 Schlechter/Brieger 1989; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 1 2007 photo

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