Sarcoglyphis smithianus (Kerr) Seidenf. 1992

Lip detail

Plant and Flowers in situ

Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Sun Warm Spring

Common Name Smith's Sarcoglyphis - In China Da Hui Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Yunnan China on tree trunks in broadleaved evergreen forests at elevations of 500 to 700 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying many, distichous, somewhat fleshy, narrowly oblong to falcate oblong, unequally obtuse bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on one to several, slender, racemose to paniculate, usually slightly shorter than the leaves, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Sarcanthus smithianus Kerr 1933, Sarcoglyphis yunnanensis Z.H.Tsi 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 as S yunnanensis drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as S yuinnanensis photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as S yunnanensis photo = Stereochilus dalatensis; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photo ok; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;