Sarcophyton pachyphyllum (Ames) Garay 1972

PLant and Inflorescence Photos by Jay Pfahl

Inflorescence Photo by David Morris and Clackmas Orchids

Flower Closeup Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part ShadeHot LATE Winter Spring

Common Name The Thick-Leaf Sarcanthus

Flower Size .2 to 1/4" [5 to 7 mm]

Found in The Philippines at elevations up to 500 meters as a medium to just large sized, hot growing monopodial epiphyte with an erect stem carrying a few, 2 ranked, thick, fleshy, leathery, sickle-shaped leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, several branched, 16" [40 cm] long, rigid, many [to 300] flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Acampe pachyphylla (Ames) Szlach. 2003; *Sarcanthus pachyphyllus Ames 1915;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as Sarcanthus pachyphyllus ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Xenikophyton smeeanum drawing ok; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 3 2001 photo; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003 as Sarcophyton pachyphyllum; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 2 2007 photo