Brachypeza stenoglottis [Hkr.f] Garay 1972

Plant and Flower

Photos by Peter O'Byrne and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Rernz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot

Common Name The Slim Lipped Brachypeza

Flower Size 1/2" to 3/4" [1.3 to 1.7 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, the Moluccas, Sulawesi and New Guinea in hill forests at elevations around 200 to 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short stem carrying 6 to 10, close set, decurved, almost flat, rounded, emarginate spically leaves that blooms on a pendulous, not branched, shorter than the leaves, 7.2" [18 cm] long, successively several flowered inflroescence with 2 to 3 flowers open at any one time.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms Pteroceras stenoglottis (Hook.f.) Holttum 1960; *Sarcochilus stenoglottis Hook.f. 1890; Thrixspermum stenoglottis (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as Sarcochilus stenoglottisdrawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Sarcorchilus stenoglottis; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as syn of B indusiata; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 #10 1994 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide;