!Sarcoglyphis mirabilis [Rchb.f]Garay 1972 Photos by Karel Petrzelka and the Vietnam Orchid Website

Another View Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Part sunWarm to HotSpring

Common Name The Wonderful Sarcoglyphis

Flower Size 2/5 [1 cm]

A miniature sized, monopodial, hot growing epiphyte from Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam at elevations around 200 to 300 meters in evergreen lowland forests with a short stem carrying ligulate, ligulate obtuse, bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the springon an axillary, lateral, paniculate 1 3/4" [4.5 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with successive opening flowers.

Synonyms *Sarcanthus mirabilis Rchb. f. 1878; Sarcanthus tixieri Guillaumin 1964; Sarcanthus vientianensis Guillaumin 1958

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Sarcanthus mirabilis; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as Sarcanthus mirabilis drawing fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 21 Schlechter/Brieger 1989 drawing/photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014

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