Staurochilus gibbosicalcar Seidenf. 1988

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Timothy Cholcto

Flower Closeup Another Angle

Photo by Peter O'Byrneand The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Humped Spur Staurochilus

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Thailand in seasonally dry forests at elevations of 50 to 400 meters as a medium sized, hot growing monopodial epiphyte with an erect stem carrying 2 ranked, strap-shaped leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, 3 branched, 12 to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long, successively few, to 30 flowered inflorescence flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Trichoglottis gibbosicalcar ( Seid. ) Senghas 1988;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 as Trichoglottis gibbosicalcar; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide