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Orchid Species: Sarcochilus brachystachys

Kew currently accepted name is Thrixspermum calceolus

Sarcochilus brachystachys is an orchid species identified by Hook.f. in 1890. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Thrixspermum calceolus.
Sarcochilus (Sarco.)
ORIGIN: Found from Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and Vietnam on open rocks and bluffs in lower evergreen and semideciduous montane forests at elevations of 50 to 2000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a creeping and climbing, rooting all along the length stem carrying oblong, unequally bilobed apically, the lobes obtuse, sessile leaves that blooms in the summer arising all along the stem and opposite the leaves, often with 2 to 3 per node, one to two flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts and carries fragrant flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/2 inches [3.75 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Thrixspermum Tx calceolus 1868 (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Thrixspermum Tx brachystachyum 1891 (Hook.f.) Kuntze
Add+ Sarcochilus Sarco calceolus 1846 Lindl.
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