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This genus is accepted, and its native range is E. Himalaya to SW. Pacific.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Distribution

Saccolabiopsis includes 14 species collectively distributed from India, Bhutan, and China south to Thailand, through the Malay Archipelago, and east to New Guinea, Australia, and Fiji.

Ecology

Species are epiphytes at 0–1500 m in forests and dry scrub.

General Description

Epiphytic herbs. Leaves few, oblong-lanceolate, obtusely bilobed, thin-textured. Inflorescence lateral, few- to many-flowered, racemose, rarely subpaniculate, producing flowers at intervals facing apex of raceme, lasting at least two days, generally green; peduncle sometimes thickened and angled near apex. Flowers thin-textured. Sepals and petals oblong or obovate, ringent. Petals slightly shorter than sepals. Labellum firmly adnate to base of column, trilobed, saccate or spurred, with a wide, broad opening, lacking interior ornamentation, although a transverse ridge sometimes separates spur from midlobe, side lobes generally erect, sometimes rudimentary, midlobe variable, from concave to convex; spur in line with column, cylindrical or cornute. Column cylindrical, with narrow apical wings, column foot absent; anther cap cucullate, narrowly rostrate, pollinia four, unequal, on an elongate stipe; rostellum porrect from apex of column, elongate, bifid at apex.

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Use

No uses have been reported for Saccolabiopsis; it is rare in cultivation.

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, East Himalaya, Fiji, Jawa, Laos, Myanmar, New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland, Solomon Is., Sulawesi, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Saccolabiopsis J.J.Sm. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 2, 26: 93 (1918)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2014). Genera Orchidacearum 6: 1-544. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

Aeridinae: e-monocot.org
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© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0