Smitinandia selebensis (J.J.Sm.) Garay 1972

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

Part Shade Hot Fall

Common Name The Celebes Smitinandia

Flower Size

Found in Sulawesi in lowland and swamp forests sometimes on mangroves at very low elevations as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with clump-forming, freely branching stems carrying distichous, elliptic obtuse leaves that blooms in nthe fall on many, arching out and downwards, 1.4 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, successively 8 to 10 at any one time to 40 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Sarcanthus selebensis J.J.Sm. 1927

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide;