Sarcochilus tricalliatus (Rupp) Rupp 1951 SECTION Calcares Photo by R G Tunstall and The Australian Tropical Rainforest Orchids Website

Part sunHot to Warm Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Three Calli Sarcochilus

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northern Queensland Australia at elevations of 200 to 800 meters in drier stunted forests and on slopes of gorges on gnarled, rough barked trees as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a sparsely branched stem carrying 2 to 10, scattered along the stem, pendulous, distichous, alternate, sessile, imbricate, linear, dark reddish green, spotted, fleshy, acute leaves that blooms in the spring through early summer on an axillary, pendulous, filiform, 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long, 2 to 8 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Sarcochilus hillii var. tricalliatus Rupp 1936

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 22 Schlechter/Brieger 1989 drawing fide; Native Orchids Of Australia Jones 2006 as S minutiflos photo fide

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