Sarcochilus rarus Schltr.1906 SECTION Sarcochilus Photo by Jean Jacques Villegente and theEndemnia Website

Plant in situ New Caledonia Photos by Jean-Marie Veillon and theEndemnia Website

Common Name The Rare Sarcochilus

Flower Size .28 to .32" [7 to 8 mm]

Found in New Caledonia in primary forests on large tree branches near rivers in bright light as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with an erect stem carrying 6 to 12, narrowly linear, alternate leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, 2.4 to 5" [6 to 12.5 cm] long, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societie Neo-Caledonienne d'Orchidophile 1995 photo ok;