Stereochilus laxus (Rchb.f.) Garay 1972

Photo by Jin Xiaohua

Common Name The Lax Flowered Stereochilus

Flower Size

Found inYunnan province of China, Myanmar and Thailand in forests on trees at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a stem carrying 2, ranked, oblong to linear leaves that blooms in the summer on a a lateral, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, longer than the leaves, to 20 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Sarcanthus laxus Rchb.f. 1866

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 21 Schlechter/Brieger 1989; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Cleisostoma crassifolium drawing hmm = Stereochilus laxus drawing good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1964 as Sarcanthus laxus drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; Orchid Digest Vol 62 #3 1998; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;