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Orchid Species: Sarcanthus tridentatus

Kew currently accepted name is Plectorrhiza tridentata

Sarcanthus tridentatus is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Rupp in 1941. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Plectorrhiza tridentata.
Sarcanthus (Snths.)
(Lindl.) Rupp
ORIGIN: Found in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria Australia at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Monopodial, small sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic species found at lower elevations to the south and higher elevations in the northern rainforests on the outer twigs of rainforest trees along gullies and swampy areas where it has tangled roots, a wiry stem carrying linear-oblong, falcate, acute leaves and has fragrant blooms occurring on a slender, 10 [22 cm] long, pendant, few to many [3 to 20] flowered inflorescence that is shorter than the leaves with fragrant [lemon], long-lasting flowers that occur in the spring and summer. Best mounted to accomodate the pendant growth habit with a cool shady enviroment with high humidity and good air circulation.

FLOWER SIZE: 1/4 or less inches [0.08 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Plectorrhiza Plrhz tridentata 1967 (Lindl.) Dockrill
Add+ Cleisostoma Cleis cornutum 1935 Rupp
Add+ Cleisostoma Cleis tridentatum 1838 Lindl.
Add+ Sarcochilus Sarco calcaratus 1861 (F.Muell.) F.Muell.
Add+ Sarcochilus Sarco tridentatus 1863 (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Saccolabium Slm calcaratum 1859 F.Muell.
Add+ Thrixspermum Tx tridentatum 1868 (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Plrhz. tridentata 'Bundacol' (4 awards in 2016) Plrhz. tridentata 'Lindt' (2 awards in 2017) Plrhz. tridentata 'Margaret' (2 awards in 2015) Plrhz. tridentata 'Emly' (1987)
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