Sarcochilus hartmannii F.Meuller 1874 SECTION Sarcochilus

Less Color Flower Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website


Common Name Hartman's Sarcochilus [Amatuer Australian Botanist 1800's] - In Australia The Large Boulder Orchid

Flower Size 1 1/4" or less [1 to 3 cm]

An eastern Australian, small to medium sized, cool to hot growing, lithophytic and sometimes epiphytic species found on exposed cliffs at altitudes up to 1000 meters, near to the sea and is vandanaceous in form, with numerous, stout, erect stems carrying 6 to 8, thick, fleshy, oblong-lanceolate, falcate, obliquely emarginate or acute leaves that blooms on a erect to arcuate, reddish, axillary, 3 to 10" [6 to 25 cm] long, several to many [up to 25] flowered inflorescence that is longer than the leaves, occuring in the spring and has non-fragrant flowers. They can be mounted or grown in a pot with regular water and fertilizer while in growth and as they mature a lessening is desireable.

Synonyms Sarcochilus rubricentrum Fitz. 1880; Thrixspermum rubrocentrum (Fitzg.) Rchb.f. 1887

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 6 1960 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 4 1963 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 12 1982 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 22 Schlechter/Brieger 1989 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 2 1996 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 2 1998 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 4 1998 photo; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 5 1999 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 6 2001 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 5 2002 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 4 2005; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 5 2006 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 73 No 2 2008 photo; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;

Sarcochilus hartmannii F.Meuller 1874 var alba Photo courtesy of Tony Watkinson.

A white color version of this species

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 2 1998 photo;