Schoenorchis fragrans (Parish & Rchb. f.) Seidenf. & Smitin. 1963 SECTION Pumila Averyanov 1994

What is known as S manipurensis in India Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Flower Closeup Photo by Gerry Sinclair

Fragrance Part sun Warm to Cool Summer

Common Name The Fragrant Schoenorchis

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Assam India, Myanmar, Thailand and Yunnan China in semi-deciduous forests at elevations around 500 to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, monopodial, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short, branching stem carrying, fleshy, narrowly ellipic leaves that blooms in the summer on an axilary, 1/2" [1.25 cm] long, arcuate to pendant, racemose, several to many [20+] flowered inflorescence with sweet scented flowers that open in succession.

Synonyms Gastrochilus fragrans (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; *Saccolabium fragrans Parish & Rchb. f. 1874; Schoenorchis fragrans var. seidenfadenii (Pradhan) M.Wolff & O.Gruss 2007; Schoenorchis manipurensis U.C.Pradhan 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Saccolabium fragrans; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Saccolabium fragrans; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963 drawing not is of S seidenfadenii; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Aos Bulletin Vol 47 No 10 1978; AOS Bulletin Vol, 47 No 10 1978 as S manipurensis drawing good; Indian Orchids a Guide to Identiofication and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as S manipurensis drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 7 1985 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 7 1985 as S manipurensis photo fid; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 2 1988 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 drawing/photo ok; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/Photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 1/44-5 1991 drawing fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo ok; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 7 2004 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #1 2008 as S manipurensis photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Taiwania, 57(2): 127-152 Averyanov 2012; Taiwania, 57(2): 127-152 Averyanov 2012 as S manipurensis; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #7 2016 photo fide;