Sarcoglyphis lilacina (J.J.Sm.) Garay 1972

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Leicneagra and The Orchids of Sumatra Blogspot

Common Name The Lilac Colored Sarcoglyphis

Flower Size .442" [1.15 cm]

Found in Sumatra as a miniature to small sized epiphyte with an elongate stem carrying strap-shaped, fleshy, rigid, very unequally bilobed apically with obtuse lobes and a spike between them leaves that blooms on an axillary, possibly not branched, longer than the leaves, peduncle thin, terete, green spotted with violet, to 5.2" [13 cm] long, with a few short tubular bracts, rachis angular to winged, to 3.6" [9 cm] long, laxly to 18 flowered inflorescence with small, triangular floral bracts..

Synonyms *Sarcanthus lilacinus J.J.Sm. 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001