Sarcoglottis fasciculata plate
Sarcoglottis fasciculata plate from
Iconographie des Orchidees du Brésil

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Cranichideae
SubTribe: Spiranthinae
Genus: Sarcoglottis
C. Presl 1827
Type Species
Sarcoglottis acaulis

Sarcoglottis, abbreviated as Srgt. in horticultural trade, is a genus of orchids (family (Orchidaceae) belonging to the subfamily Orchidoideae.


Plants are distributed from Central America through the Caribbean to South America in wet forest


Plants are terrestrial with four pollina and striped or spotted leaves.


Grow in moderate lighting. Plant grows in cool to warm temperatures and should be water regularly. Keep potting media moist. Pot with fine to medium grade bark or soil.


This genus is named after their thick fleshy lip

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External LinksEdit

CulturesheetsSarcoglottis at

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