Sarcochilus olivaceus Lindl. 1839 SECTION Sarcochilus Photo by John Varigos and his Orchid webpage

Another Flower angle

Another Flower angle Photo by Gerry Sinclair


Common Name The Greenish Sarcochilus - In Australia The Southern Lawyer Orchid

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Queensland and New South Wales Australia in moist shady areas close to creeks in rainforest or in sheltered gullies near open woodland or on rocks at elevations of 10 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a short stem enveloped completely by imbricate, leaf bearing sheaths with each carrying lanceolate, subacute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter through early summer on an axillary, 4" [10 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers

Synonyms Sarcochilus parviflorus Lindl 1838; Thrixspermum olivaceum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1868; Thrixspermum parviflorum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1868

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1865 as Thrixspermum olivaceum; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1865 as Thrixspermum parviflorum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989 photo fide; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Australian Orchids Jones 2006 as S parviflorus photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 2 2006 photo as S parviflorus; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 1 2007 photo as S parviflorus; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #8 2017 photo fide;