Sarcoglyphis pensilis (Ridl.) Seidenf. 1973 Photo by Everest and Ben Orchid Website


Common Name The Hanging Sarcoglyphis

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

A miniature sized, monopodial, hot to warm growing epiphyte from penninsular Malaysia with a short, stout stem carrying a few, linear, rounded and bilobed apically, gradually narrowing below into the clasping base leaf that blooms on a basal, pendulous, purple, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, not crowded, several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Cleisostoma pensile (Ridl.) Garay 1972; Saccolabium pensile (Ridl.) Ridl. 1907; *Sarcanthus pensilis Ridl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Botanisk Tidsskrift bd 68 hft 1 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand V Seidedenfaden 1973 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing hmm