Schoenorchis sarcophylla Schltr. 1913 Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website


Common Name The Fleshy, Flesh Red Leafed Schoenorchis - In Australia The Fleshy Flea Orchid

Flower Size .1" [3mm]

Found in New Guinea and Queensland Australia in lower montane forests on outermost branches overhanging streams at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an unbranched, rather thick stem enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying many erect-patent, narrowly linear, subobtuse, semiterete, fleshy leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a paniculate, few branched, 1" [2.5 cm] long, laxly several to many flowered inflorescence with deltoid, minute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/1985; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 1 2007 photo; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V 2008; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014