(pronounced: sar-koh-GLYE-fiss)


Vandeae subtribe Aeridinae

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From the Greek sarx, meaning fleshy, and glyphon, meaning carving, referring to the fleshy rostellum which projects from the column like a carved ornament.


A genus of 10 species known from Myanmar and China to Java and Borneo.

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Rao, A. N. 1990. A new species of Sarcoglyphis (Orchidaceae) from Arunachal Pradesh, India. Nordic J. Bot. 10:161-162.

Tsi, Z.-H. 1984. On Chinese Sarcoglyphis, Ornithochilus, Chiloschista and Epigeneium. Acta Phytotax. Sinica 22(6):476-485.

Wood, J. J. 1987. Sarcoglyphis comberi (J. J. Wood) J. J. Wood. Orchid Rev. 95(1123):165-167.