Schoenorchis sumatrana J.J.Sm. 1917

Plant and Flowers Photos by J.B. Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Summer Fall

Common NameThe Sumatran Schoenorchis

Flower Size

Found in Sumatra at elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a stem carrying, linear, somewhat narrowed, obliquely bilobed apically with a short tooth in between leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an axillary, erect, simply 3 branched, longer than the leaves, 3 to 4.6" [7.5 to 11.5 cm] long, flattened and swordlike, angled, several flowered inflorecence with acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J.B. Comber 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide;