Sarcochilus roseus (Clemesha) Clemesha 1969 Photo by Ray Barkalow and his First Rays Orchid webpage


Common Name The Rose-Colored Sarcochilus - In Australia Northen Fairy Bells

Flower Size .2 to .3" [6 to 8 mm]

Found in Queensland at elevations of 900 to 1300 meters on rocks and stunted shrubs in bright light as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing lithophyte and occasional epiphyte with a sparsely branched stem carrying 4 to 8, deeply channeled, thick, fleshy, green to pinkish brown, not spotted leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, [7 to 15 cm] long, 3 to 20 flowered inflorescence with sparsely hairy flowers

Synonyms *Sarcochilus ceciliae subsp. roseus Clemesha 1967; Sarcochilus ceciliae var. roseus (Clemesha) Dockrill 1992

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;

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