Sarcochilus chrysanthus Schltr. 1913

Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Common Name The Yellow Flowered Sarcochilus

Flower Size .75" [1.8 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lower montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 2400 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a stem enveloped completely by striate leaf-bearing sheaths each carrying falcate-ligulate, unequally bidentate apical leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on many, fascicled, very short, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Monanthochilus chrysanthus (Schltr.) R.Rice 2004; Pteroceras chrysanthum (Schltr.) Garay 1972

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/1985 drawing; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 as Pteroceras chrysanthum photo fide; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V 2008;