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Orchid Species: Plectorrhiza tridentata

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Plectorrhiza tridentata is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Dockrill in 1967.
Genus
Plectorrhiza (Plrhz.)
Grex
tridentata
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl.) Dockrill
Year
1967
ORIGIN: Found in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria Australia at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Monopodial, small sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic species found at lower elevations to the south and higher elevations in the northern rainforests on the outer twigs of rainforest trees along gullies and swampy areas where it has tangled roots, a wiry stem carrying linear-oblong, falcate, acute leaves and has fragrant blooms occurring on a slender, 10 [22 cm] long, pendant, few to many [3 to 20] flowered inflorescence that is shorter than the leaves with fragrant [lemon], long-lasting flowers that occur in the spring and summer. Best mounted to accomodate the pendant growth habit with a cool shady enviroment with high humidity and good air circulation.

FLOWER SIZE: 1/4 or less inches [0.08 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cleisostoma Cleis cornutum 1935 Rupp
Add+ Cleisostoma Cleis tridentatum 1838 Lindl.
Add+ Sarcochilus Sarco calcaratus 1861 (F.Muell.) F.Muell.
Add+ Sarcochilus Sarco tridentatus 1863 (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Saccolabium Slm calcaratum 1859 F.Muell.
Add+ Sarcanthus Snths tridentatus 1941 (Lindl.) Rupp
Add+ Thrixspermum Tx tridentatum 1868 (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Plrhz. tridentata 'Bundacol' (4 awards in 2016) Plrhz. tridentata 'Lindt' (2 awards in 2017) Plrhz. tridentata 'Margaret' (2 awards in 2015) Plrhz. tridentata 'Emly' (1987)
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