Schoenorchis nivea (Lindl.) Schltr. 1913

Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial shade

Common Name The Snow White Schoenorchis

Flower Size .04 [1 mm]

Found in Sri Lanka as a miniature sized epiphyte with a spreading, flexuous stem carrying linear to linear-falcate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms on axillary, erect-spreading, paniculate, 4.8 [12 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Gastrochilus niveus (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; *Saccolabium niveum Lindl. 1833

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide;

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