Schoenorchis fragrans (Parish & Rchb. f.) Seidenf. & Smitin. 1963 SECTION Pumila Averyanov 1994

What is known as S manipurensis in India

Photos by Eric Hunt

Flower Closeup

Photo by Gerry Sinclair

Fragrance Part sun Warm to Cool Summer

Common Name The Fragrant Schoenorchis

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Assam India, Myanmar, Thailand and Yunnan China in semi-deciduous forests at elevations around 500 to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, monopodial, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short, branching stem carrying, fleshy, narrowly ellipic leaves that blooms in the summer on an axilary, 1/2" [1.25 cm] long, arcuate to pendant, racemose, several to many [20+] flowered inflorescence with sweet scented flowers that open in succession.

Synonyms Gastrochilus fragrans (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; *Saccolabium fragrans Parish & Rchb. f. 1874; Schoenorchis fragrans var. seidenfadenii (Pradhan) M.Wolff & O.Gruss 2007; Schoenorchis manipurensis U.C.Pradhan 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Saccolabium fragrans; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Saccolabium fragrans; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963 drawing not is of S seidenfadenii; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Aos Bulletin Vol 47 No 10 1978; AOS Bulletin Vol, 47 No 10 1978 as S manipurensis drawing good; Indian Orchids a Guide to Identiofication and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as S manipurensis drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 7 1985 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 7 1985 as S manipurensis photo fid; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 2 1988 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 drawing/photo ok; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/Photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 1/44-5 1991 drawing fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo ok; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 7 2004 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #1 2008 as S manipurensis photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #1 2012 photo fide; Taiwania, 57(2): 127-152 Averyanov 2012; Taiwania, 57(2): 127-152 Averyanov 2012 as S manipurensis; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #3 2015 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #7 2016 photo fide;

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