Sarcochilus borealis (Nicholls) M.A. Clem. & D.L. Jones 1989 Photo By R G Tunstall and The Australian Tropical Rainforest Orchids Website

Another Flower Color Photo by Greg and Kerri Steenbeeke

Common Name The Northern Sarcochilus - In Australia The Small Lawyer Orchid

Flower Size .6 to .75" [1.6 to 1.8 cm]

Found in New South Wales and Queensland at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 2 to 6, dark green, thin but stiff, margins entire leaves that blooms on an axillary, 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, 2 to 10 flowered, racemose inflorescence occuring in the fall through spring.

Synonyms *Sarcochilus olivaceus var. borealis Nicholls 1939

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as S olivaceus var borealis drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 1 2007 photo;