Sarcoglyphis potamophila (Schltr.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

Lip Detail

Plant and Inflorecsence

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Part ShadeHot LATE Winter Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The River-Loving Sarcoglyphis

Flower Size 1/2" [1.3 cm]

Found only in Borneo in lowland and hill forests on branches of smaller trees often along river banks at elevations around 150 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing, monopodial epiphyte with an unbranched, erect or porrect stem carrying a few, ligulate to linear-ligulate, unequally bilobed, either acute with a deeply V-shaped notch [Sabah] or bluntly rounded [Sarawak], coriaceous, tough, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late winter through early summer on an axillary, low on the stem, horizontal to descending, laxly 7 to 18 flowered, 4.4" to 7.2" [11 to 18 cm] long, dull olive green spotted marroon to brown, quadrangular in cross-section, slender, glabrous, terete, with 2 to 3 small sheaths and ovate-deltoid, acuminate, glabrous to minutely pappilose floral bracts and carry long-lasting flowers.

Synonyms Cleisostoma potamophilum (Schltr.) Garay 1972; *Sarcanthus potamophilus Schltr. 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 21 Schlechter/Brieger 1989; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 4 2003 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 drawing fide