Schoenorchis pachyacris [J.J. Sm.]J. J. Sm. 1912 Photo by Milan Vagner

Plant and Flower Photo by Jay Pfahl

Flower Closeup Photo by Danny Lentz

White flower form Photo by Ron Parsons


Common Name The Broad Point Schoenorchis

Flower Size 1/4" [8mm]

A miniature sized, vandaceous, hot to warm growing epiphytic plant occuring in Java and Sumatra at elevations of sealevel on mangroves to 800 meters with a short stem carrying two ranked, slightly curved, narrowly lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically, thick, fleshy leaves and blooms in the fall on a lateral, 3/4" [2 cm] long, racemose, several [6] flowered inflorescence with very small, triangular, acute floral bracts and has flowers that need magnification [Photo courtesy of Marc Grahiles] to be seen well, likes some direct sun and grows mounted on cork, wood or tree fern with hot to warm temperatures, moderate bright light, high humidity and waterings that allow the mount to dry out completely before rewatering.

Synonyms *Sarcanthus pachyacris J.J. Sm. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Sarcanthus pachyacris; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963 drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 4 1994 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001