Sarcoglyphis brevilabia Aver. 2012 Photos by Leonid Averyanov and The Tung Lam Garden Website

Part shade Cool Spring Summer

Common Name The Short Lip Sarcoglyphis

Flower Size .32 to .36" [8 to 9 mm] long

Found in Vietnam in primary evergreen, broad-leaved, humid forests on steep slopes of remenant limestone mountains on old mossy tree, at elevations of 1100 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, leafy stem enveloped completely by imbricate leaf base sheaths carrying 6 to 10, distichous, oblomg, broadly lanceolate to narrowly ovate, straight, rigid, fleshy, distinctly conduplicate, emarginate to unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an axillary, unbranched, peduncel .4 to 1.2" [1 to 3 cm] long, rigid, straight to slightly flexuose, with numerous, small, triangular, acute, sterile bracts, rachis striaglt to slightly arching, 3.6" [9 cm] long overall, densely many flowered inflorescence with broadly triangular to broadly ovate, obtuse to acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Taiwania 57: 133 Averyanov 2012 drawing/photo fide;