Sarcoglottis depinctrix Christenson 2000

Flower Closeup

Side View of Flower Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Marion Sheehan

Common Name or Meaning The Lady Painter Sarcoglottis [refers to Mrs Sheehan, orchid illustrator 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil at elevations around 300 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an abbreviated stem carrying rosulate, elliptic-oblanceolate, petiolate acute, dark green with longitudinal silvery striped leaves that blooms in the spring on a stiffly erect, long-pedunculate, racmose, 26" [65 cm] long, pubescent, densely many [7 to 35] flowered infloreescence with lancolate, acuminate, as long as the ovaries to more floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 9 2000 photo/drawing fide;