Saccolabiopsis pallida (Schltr.) J.J.Sm., Nova Guinea 18 (1935) 75
Type: Schlechter 14578 (holo B, lost)
- Saccolabium pallidum Schltr. in K.Schum. & Lauterb., Nachtr. Fl. Deutsch. Schutzgeb. Südsee (1905) 229
- Type: Schlechter 14578 (holo B, lost)
- Malleola pallida (Schltr.) Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1913) 980
Epiphytic, delicate, almost stemless, erect, 4-5 cm high; roots filiform, elongated, flexuose, glabrous. Stem almost lacking, entirely covered with the leaf-sheaths. Leaves distichous, erect-patent, subfalcate, narrowly oblong-ligulate, apex minutely and unequally bilobulate, glabrous, thin-textured, 2.5-4 cm long, near the middle 0.4-0.6 cm wide, somewhat narrowed towards the base; leaf-sheaths 0.5-0.7 cm long. Inflorescence slender, short, as long as or shorter than the leaves, with a few small distant peduncle-scales; rachis almost as long as the peduncle, laxly 10-15-flowered. Floral bracts patent, ovate, acuminate, glabrous, shorter than the pedicellate ovary. Flowers erect-patent. Sepals oblong-subspathulate, obtuse, glabrous, 0.15 cm long. Lateral sepals oblique. Petals oblique, similar to the sepals but smaller, hardly more than 0.1 cm long. Lip ovate, indistinctly 3-lobed, 0.1 cm long, apex subobtuse; lateral lobes erect, inconspicuous; spur conical, somewhat incurved, in front towards the apex somewhat flattened, obtuse, almost 0.2 cm long. Column very short; rostellum minute. Anther ovate, in front truncate; pollinia 2, minute, globose, pendulous; stipe at the base narrow, dilated towards the pollinia, at the apex shortly bifid, with the two segments carrying the pollinia; viscidium very small, ovate, almost as large as the pollinia. Ovary shortly pedicellate, c. 0.25 cm long, glabrous. Fruit cylindrical, c. 1.5 cm long, 0.2 cm diam.
(After Schlechter, 1905)