Dryadorchis barbellata Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1913) 976
Type: Schlechter 18550; 19052 (both B, lost)
- Thrixspermum barbellatum (Schltr.) M.A.Clem., B.J.Wallace & D.L.Jones, Austral. Orchid Res. 1 (1989) 144
- Type: Schlechter 18550; 19052 (both B, lost)
- Sarcochilus brevirhachis Upton, Orchadian 5 (1976) 24, fig.
- Type: Sydney cult. (Karnaghan) s.n. (said to have been collected in Australia, Queensland, which seems highly doubtful)
Epiphyte, small, stemless; roots filiform, glabrous; leaves usually 3, subpatent, falcate-ligulate, narrowly obtuse or subacute, 4-12 cm long, near the middle 1-1.7 cm wide; Inflorescence racemose, densely several-flowered, about as long as the leaves, peduncle carnose, angular, rachis thickened, angular; bracts broadly deltoid, obtuse, clearly shorter than the ovary. Flowers appearing in succession. Sepals elliptic, obtuse, glabrous, 0.5 cm long. Lateral sepals oblique. Petals obliquely elliptic, obtuse, glabrous, about equal-sized to the sepals. Lip 3-lobed, cucullate-concave, lateral lobes erect, quadrate, obtuse, mid-lobe orbicular, broadly obtuse, in front barbellate-ciliate, as large as the lateral lobes, at the base with two divergent, horseshoe-shaped calli which are dorsally fused. Ovary subsessile, somewhat sunken in the rachis, glabrous, 0.5 cm long.
(After Schlechter, 1911-1914)