Images by tspkumar 


 Images by tspkumar


SW. India (as per WCSP)

Erect epiphytes. Leaves 5-7.5 x 1.5-2.5 cm, oblong, apex unequally bilobed, channelled above. Raceme simple or branched to 10 cm long; bracts ca 2 mm, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate; sepal and petal ca 3 x 2 mm, ovate-oblong, obtuse, lip obscurely 3-lobed, arched, base spurred, column short, pollinia 2.  

Flowering and fruiting: May-August
Evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats (Endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi                


Xenicophyton smeeanum from high elevation reaches of grasslands

Grown on stand alone trees in the grassland and forest edges

Xenikophyton smeeanum.

Such a cute orchid … uncommon unique 🙂

You have got superb collection, all your uploads are extraordinary.


TSP30082015-1: An Orchid for ID assistance. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Submitting images of an epiphytic Orchid  for identification
Date/time: 26-8-2015
Location: Byakaravalli, Sakaleshpur, Hassan, Karnataka about 1100 msl
Habitat: Wild, Epiphytic, semi evergreen forest
Habit: Herb. 

This is Schoenorchis smeeana earlier name Xenikophyton smeeanum

I have attached an article related to this also



* TSP-JUL2016-18-418: Images of Xenikophyton smeeanum (Orchidaceae) : 9 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (6)

It is my pleasure to present few images of Xenikophyton smeeanum  (Orchidaceae


Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Wild, epiphytic, evergreen forest fringe. 

Sighting: Sakaleshpur, Hassan, Karnataka, about 1000 msl 

Date: 23-07-2016  

Superb again!!!

Now this is called Schoenorchis smeeana. Beautiful orchid.


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