Sarcochilus uniflorus Schltr.1913

Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website


Common Name The Single Flowered Sarcochilus

Flower Size 3/4" [2.1 cm] long,

Found in New Guinea in lower montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 2200 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a stem enveloped completely by striate, rugulose leaf-bearing sheaths each carrying patent, linear-ligulate, unequally slightly bilobulate, narrowing towards the base leaves that blooms in the winter spring and fall on many, fascicled, very short, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Monanthochilus uniflorus (Schltr.) R.Rice 2004; Pteroceras singuliflorum Garay 1972

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/1985; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V 2008;