Schoenorchis buddleiflora (Schltr. & J.J.Sm.) J.J.Sm.1912

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Eric Hunt

Part ShadeWarm" Cold LATESpring EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Buddleja-Like Flower Schoenorchis [An ornamental shrub]

Flower Size .2 to .25" [5 to 6 mm]

Found only in western Sumatra and Borneo in lower montane mossy forests at elevations of 500 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with subterete, longitudinally ribbed, transversely rugulose, pendant green stems carrying subterete, acute, sulcate above, tranversely rugose below, fleshy, gently curved, shiny green, stained dark violet, becoming reddish to purplish in exposed sites leaves that blooms in the summer on a midway along the sheath, decurved, shiny dark green, spotted dark violet, slender, broader towards the apex, racemose, to 4" [10 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Saccolabium buddleiflorum Schltr. & J.J.Sm. 1908

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001 drawing fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 4 2003 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #3 2014 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #3 2015 photo fide;