Sarcoglyphis magnirostris Z.H.Tsi 1985Photo by Saraca and The CFH Website

Drawing Drawing by J.J.Sm. and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria


Common Name The Large Beaked Sarcoglyphis - In China Duan Mao Da Hui Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Yunnan province of China in forests along valleys at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with an ascending stem carrying 3 to 5, oblong, unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the later spring on a pendulous, purplish black, racemose, shorter than the leaves, to 6" [15 cm] long, sparsely many flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide