Schoenorchis tortifolia (Jayaw.) Garay 1972

Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial shade Hot Warm Spring Summer

Common Name The Twisted Leaves Schoenorchis

Flower Size .08 [2 mm]

Found in Sri Lanka in submontane and tropical wet, evergreen forests at elevations up to 915 meters as a mini-miniature sized hot to warm growing epiphyte with a spreading stem carrying linear, twisted, acute to obtuse, conduplicate below into the basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, erect-spreading, single branching, 4.8 to 5.6" [12 to 14 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with triangular-ovate, acute, faintly undulate, single veined floral bracts and carrying minute, white flowers.

Synonyms *Saccolabium tortifolium Jayaw. 1963

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide;