Saccolabium rantii J.J.Sm. 1913

Plant and Flowers

Immature Plant Photos by JB Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shadeWarm Cool LATESummer and EARLYFall

Common Name Rant's Sacolabium

Flower Size

Found in western Java in humid forests at elevations of 915 to 1600 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with horizontal to semi-pendulous, almost erect at the apice, often branched stems with 1.2" [3.5 cm] between each oblong, rather thick, shiny, bidentate apically leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a short, single flowered inflorescence arising from opposite the leaves and carrying a non-resupinate flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 drawing fide/photo as S pusillum not = S rantii fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide;