!Schoenorchis juncifolia Reinw. ex Blume 1825



Photos by Danny Lentz , plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden


Common Name The Reed-Like Leaf Schoenorchis

Flower Size about 1/2" [1.2 cm]

A pendant, monopodial, small to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte that is found in Java, Borneo and Sumatra in lower montane forests at elevations around 750 to 1800 meters with a pendulous, freely branching stem carrying terete, acute leaves often flushed with violet that blooms in the early summer on several at a time, axillary but towards the apex, racemose, to 4" [10 cm] long, densly many flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute floral bracts and flowers that open in succession but do not open widely.

Synonyms Saccolabium juncifolium (Reinw.) J.J. Sm. 1905; Schoenorchis juncifolia Blume 1825

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Saccolabium juncifolium; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 # 6 1968; Die Orchideen lieferung 1 Schlecter/Brieger 1970 photo plant only; Die Orchideen #2 5-8 tafel 3 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 drawing ok/photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2009 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 9 2009 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014