Acriopsis carrii Holttum 1947

Plant and Flowers

Photos courtesy of Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery


Common Name Carr's Acriopsis [English Plantation Manager and orchid enthusiast in Malaysia early 20th cen]

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Penninsular Malaysia on trees overhanging rivers in clumps of Platycerium ferns at elevations of sealevel to 150 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with grooved, narrowly ovate, clustered pseudobulbs, the newest with a scarious basal sheath and carrying a single, apical, narrow, linear leaf to 12" [30 cm] long [A liliifolia has 2 apical leaves to 8" [20 cm] long] and another of equal size arising from a leaf bearing sheath and blooms in the late winter on a basal, to 16" [40 cm] tall inflorescence with to 12 , stiffly spreading, 3" [7.5 cm] alternately placed branches carrying several flowers each.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 11:275 Holttum 1947; Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1953; Orchid Monographs Vol 1 De Vogel 1986; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991 ; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1990 drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok