Stereochilus erinaceus (Rchb. f.) Garay 1972 Photo by Lourens Grobler Another Flower - less hair?

Side View Of Flower with less hair?

Plant and Flowers Photos byManorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery

Part shade Hot Warm LATESpring

Common Name The Hedgehog Stereochilus

Flower Size 1/3" [.8 cm]

Found in Myanmar and Thailand as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying fleshy, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring on a pendant to lateral, 3 to 6" [7.5 cm to 15 cm] long, racemose, few flowered inflorescence.

This species and S hirtus are very similar and often confused but this species differs mostly in the hairs on the pedicel, sepals and petals of the flower not just the pedicel as in S hirtus.

Synonyms Aerides dasycarpum R.Hogg 1866; *Sarcanthus erinaceus Rchb.f. 1864; Sarcanthus stowellianus Bateman 1867

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as Sarcanthus erinaceus; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Sarcanthus erinaceus; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Sarcanthus erinaceus drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Sarcanthus erinacea; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1964 as Sarcanthis erinaceus drawing fide to the first photo; Botanisk Tidsserift 67: 76-127 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand IV Seidenfaden 1972 as Sarcanthus erinaceus; Opera Botanica # 95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; Orchid Digest Vol 62 #3 1998; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo hmm;