Saccolabiopsis pusilla (Lindl.) Seidenf. & Garay 1972

Photo by Seidenfaden

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Part shade HotWarm Spring

Common Name The Small Flowered Saccolabiopsis

Flower Size .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar and Thailand in subtropical forests at elevations around 290 to 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with flattened roots and a stem enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths carrying 3, narrowly oblong-elliptic to narrowly obovate, curved, prominently veined beneath, unequally bifid apically, lobes oblong-triangular, sessile, jointed leaves that blooms in the spring on a pendant 6" [15 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with the successively opening, membraneous flowers congregated towards the apex

Synonyms Gastrochilus pumilio (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; *Oeceoclades pusilla Lindl. 1833; Pennilabium pumilio (Rchb.f.) Pradhan 1979; Saccolabium pumilio Rchb.f. 1864; Saccolabium pusillum (Lindl.) Lindl. 1859;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Saccolabium pumilio drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Saccolabium pusillum; *Botanisk Tidsserift 67: 76-127 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand IV Seidenfaden 1972 drawing fide; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as Pennilabium pumilio drawing good; Opera Botanica #95 1988 drawing fide/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 as Pennilabium pumilo; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Wulfenia 22 [2015]: 137 - 188 New Orchids in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nguyen, Tich, Nguyen, Nong, Nguyen and Xuan photo fide