Saccolabiopsis rara (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1935Type Drawing by Schlechter

Partial shade Hot Winter

Common Name The Rare Saccolabiopsis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands on small trees alongside mountain creeks at elevations around 150 to 650 meters as a mini-mininature to miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a usually pendent, very short stem carrying 3 alternate, ligulatte, unequally obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter on a lateral, peduncle slender, to 5.2" [13 cm] long, laxly to 20 flowered inflorescence with narrowly triangular floral bracts and carrying very small, cleistogamus, pale green flowers with a white lip.

Synonyms *Malleola rara Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 Drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991