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Saccolabiopsis armitii

Saccolabiopsis armitii

Saccolabiopsis armitii (F.Muell.) Dockrill, Australasian Sarcanthinae (1967) 30

Synonyms:

  • Saccolabium armitii (F.Muell.) Rupp, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 76 (1951) 56
  • Sarcochilus armitii F.Muell., Fragm. 9 (1875) 49
    - Type: Armit 91 (Lake Lucia, Burdekin's R.) (holo MEL)
  • Cleisostoma armitii F.Muell., Fragm. 9 (1875) 49 (in syn.)
  • Cleisostoma nugentii F.M.Bailey, Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 11 (1895) 17
    - Type: Nugent 3 (Australia, Black Gin's Leap) (holo BRI)
  • Cleisostoma orbiculare Rupp, N. Queensland Naturalist (April 1934); cf. Rupp in Vict. Nat. 51 (1934), 82
    - Type: Macpherson s.n.(XI-1933, Australia, Q, Proserpine, Mt. Dryander) (holo NSW; iso BRI)
  • Saccolabium orbiculare (Rupp) Rupp, Victorian Naturalist 57 (1941) 220

Basionym: Sarcochilus armitii

Small epiphyte. Stem short, up to 5 cm long, usually much less, 3- to 6-leaved. Leaves 1.5-6 by 0.6-1.3 cm, oblong, narrowly elliptical or narrowly obovate, acute or obtuse. Inflorescence 3-9 cm long; peduncle much shorter than the many-flowered rachis. Pedicel with ovary 0.2-0.3 cm long. Floral bracts less than 0.1 cm long. Flowers 0.35-0.4 cm diam., not widely opening, ringent. Median sepal 0.2 by 0.1 cm, concave-subspathulate. Lateral sepals 0.3 by 0.1 cm, somewhat falcate-subspathulate. Petals 0.1 cm long and wide, suborbicular or obovate. Lip about 0.2 by 0.1 cm, 3-lobed, with a high, transverse lamella between the lateral lobes, the lamella with a notch in the middle to which the apex of the rostellum extends; lateral lobes obliquely broadly triangular, rounded, clasping the column; mid-lobe 0.05 by 0.08 cm, more or less hemispherical, deeply concave-saccate, fleshy; spur about 0.15 by 0.05 cm, cylindrical, obtuse. Column about 0.15 cm long. Rostellum porrect, very large, about half as long as the column, narrowly subtriangular, shortly bifid at the apex. Anther with a porrect, long, narrowly triangular beak about equalling the rostellum; stipe about three times as long as the pollinia, very narrow, highly elastic, viscidium very narrow. (After Dockrill, 1969)


Flower translucent green, mid-lobe of lip white, anther dark red.

Epiphyte in lowland forest.

Malesia (New Guinea), Australia.

Not specified.

Warm growing epiphyte.

Not known.

  • Dockrill, A. W., Austral. Indig. Orchids 1 (1969) 782, fig.
  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Vandeae
  • Subtribe Aeridinae
  • Genus Saccolabiopsis
  • Species Saccolabiopsis armitii

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Saccolabiopsis armitii

Saccolabiopsis armitii (F.Muell.) Dockrill, photo Jon Cara, flower, front view, cult. Wayne Harris, from Australia

Saccolabiopsis armitii

Saccolabiopsis armitii (F.Muell.) Dockrill, photo Jon Cara, plant habit, cult. Wayne Harris, from Australia

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Saccolabiopsis armitii (F.Muell.) Dockrill, photo Jon Cara, plant habit, cult. Wayne Harris, from Australia

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Saccolabiopsis armitii (F.Muell.) Dockrill, photo Jon Cara, flowers, various views, cult. Wayne Harris, from Australia

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Saccolabiopsis armitii (F.Muell.) Dockrill, photo Jon Cara, flowers, various views, cult. Wayne Harris, from Australia

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Saccolabiopsis armitii (F.Muell.) Dockrill, photo Jon Cara, flower, oblique front view, cult. Wayne Harris, from Australia

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Saccolabiopsis armitii (F.Muell.) Dockrill, photo Jon Cara, flowers, lateral view, cult. Wayne Harris, from Australia