!Sarcoglyphis mirabilis [Rchb.f]Garay 1972

Photos by Karel Petrzelka and the Vietnam Orchid Website

Another View

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Part sunWarm to HotSpring

Common Name The Wonderful Sarcoglyphis

Flower Size 2/5 [1 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam at elevations around 200 to 300 meters in evergreen lowland forests as a miniature sized, monopodial, hot growing epiphyte from with a short stem carrying ligulate, ligulate obtuse, bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the springon an axillary, lateral, paniculate 1 3/4" [4.5 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with successive opening flowers.

Synonyms *Sarcanthus mirabilis Rchb. f. 1878; Sarcanthus tixieri Guillaumin 1964; Sarcanthus vientianensis Guillaumin 1958

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Sarcanthus mirabilis; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1964 as Sarcanthus mirabilis drawing fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989 drawing/photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #2 2014 photo fide; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013 ; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014