Seidenfadeniella filiformis (Rchb.f.) Christenson & Ormerod 1999

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

Partial shade Cool Cold

Common Name The Filiform Seidenfadeniella

Flower Size .12 [3 mm]

Found in southern India and Sri Lanka at elevations of 1800 to 2100 metersa as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a spreading, terete, flexuous stem carrying terete, obtuse leaves that blooms on axillary, erect, 1.2 [3 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Gastrochilus filiformis (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Saccolabium chrysanthum Alston in H.Trimen 1931; *Saccolabium filiforme Rchb.f. 1864; Sarcanthus filiformis Wight 1851; Schoenorchis chrysantha (Alston) Garay 1972; Schoenorchis filiformis (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1913; Seidenfadeniella chrysantha (Alston) C.S.Kumar 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001