Saccolabiopsis viridiflora Aver. 2005 Photo by ?? and his Flickr Photo Website


Plant and Flowers Photo by Leonid Averyanov

Plant Photos Photo by Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Drawing and Photos Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name or Meaning The Green Flowered Saccolabiopsis - In China Ni Nang Chun Lan

Flower Size .1 to .16" [2.5 to 3.5 mm]

Found in Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines in broad leaves forests on branches at elevations around 300 to 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long stem carrying 3 to 8, distichous, oblong-lanceolate, slightly curved leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, simple, pendulous, 1.5 to 2.8" [3.5 to 7 cm] long, dilated in the middle, sulcate, 10 to 35 flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts and carrying well spaced flowers

Very similar to S taiwaniana but this one differs in the longer stem, 3 to 8 leaves, a pendent inflorescence and a shallowly 3 lobed lip.

Synonyms Saccolabiopsis wulaokenensis W.M.Lin, Kuo Huang & T.P.Lin 2006

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Saccolabiopsis wulaokenensis; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 4 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Saccolabiopsis wulaokenensis drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Liu & Wang 2014 photos fide;