(pronounced: show-en-OR-kiss)


Vandeae subtribe Aeridinae

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From the Greek schoenos, meaning reed or rush, and orchis, meaning orchid, referring to the rush-like terete leaves of the type species.


A genus of about 20 species ranging from Sri Lanka and South India to New Guinea and Australia.

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Christenson, E. A. 1985. Sarcanthine genera 2: Schoenorchis Blume. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 54(7):850-854.

Lavarack, P. S. 1977. Notes on Queensland Orchidaceae: 1. Austrobaileya 1(1):63-74.

Phukan, S. and A. Mao 1999. A miniature orchid of North-East India. Orchid Rev. 107(1230):368-369.

Pradhan, U. C. 1978. Notes on Indian Sarcanthinae, the genus Schoenorchis Bl. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 47(10):910-912.

Wood, J. J. and J. Comber 1998. Schoenorchis buddleiflora and S. juncifolia. Malayan Orch. Rev. 32:55-58.