Sarcochilus hirticalcar (Dockr.) M.A. Clem. & D.L. Jones 1989 Photo by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of David Banks - Australia Copyrighted

Full shade Cool Warm LATE SpringSummer

Common Name The Hairy-Spur Sarcochilus - In Australia The Harlequin Orchid

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte in Queensland Australia [Cape York Pennisula] at elevations of 300 to 650 meters on trunks and major branches along streams in shady locations. The species is charachterized by having a short stem with 4 to 8, thin, curved, linear leaves that blooms on an axillary, 1 1/4" [3 cm] long, arcuate, racemose inflorescence with up to 8 flowers but only 2 or 3 open at a time occuring in the late spring and summer.

Synonyms *Parasarcochilus hirticalcar Dockr. 1967; Pteroceras hirticalcar (Dockr.) Garay 1972

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 23 Schlechter/Brieger 1990 as Parasarcochilus hirticalcar drawing fide; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 1 2007 photo

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