!Staurochilus fasciatus [Rchb.f] Ridley 1896 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Another Color form Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

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Common Name The Striped Petal Staurochilus - In Thailand - Lai suea - Suea Khrong

Flower Size about 2" [5 cm]

A large sized, scrambling, hot to warm growing epiphyte from the Philippines, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, the Malaysian peninsula and Sumatra in evergreen, semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands at elevations of sealevel to 800 meters with an elongate stem carrying many oblong-ligulate, unequally rounded apically leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a horizontal or ascending, 5" [12 cm] long, simple, slightly fractiflex inflorescence with small, triangular-ovate, subacute floral bracts carrying 2 to 8, long-lived, pleasingly fragrant flowers that open in succession.

Synonyms *Stauropsis fasciata [Rchb.f] Benth. & Hook. f. 1889; Stauropsis fasciata var. longifolia Cogn. 1904; Staurochilus leytensis (Ames) Christenson 2005; *Trichoglottis fasciata Rchb. f. 1872; Vandopsis leytensis Ames 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1894 as Stauropsis fasciata drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Stauropsis fasciata drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing, photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Trichoglottis fasciata photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 6 1973 photo fide; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as Trichoglottis fasciata; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 drawing/photo fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 as Staurochilus fasciatus drawing/photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 as Trichoglottis fasciata photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 10 1994 photo; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as Staurochilus fasciatus; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 as Staurochilus fasciatus photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 as Staurochilus fasciatus photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 photo; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroides Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 as T fasciatus

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