SACCOLA.BIUM, a genus of. Asiatic plants belonging to the natural order Orchiacea3; found in the Indian Archipelago, the Malay Peninsula, and thence extending north along the Himalayan mountains to lat. 30° 4' N., where S. guttatum found on trees, aS well as in more southern lati tudes. The genus consists of cauleseent epiphytes, with two-rowed coriaceous leaves, which are often oblique at the apex. The flowers are axillary, and either racemose or solitary. The following species are known :— S. caleeolare, Eindi., N. E. S. papilosum, Lindl., India. Burma.
S. carinatum, Wall., S. retusum, N. E. India.
Khassya. S. Rheedii, W. /c.
S. guttatum, W. /c. S. rigidulum, Wall., S. micranthutn, Lindl., Khassya.
N. E. India. S. rubrum, IV. /c.
S. niveum, W. /c. S. speciosum, W. /c.
S. paniculatum, TV; /c. S. Wightianutn, W. /c.
These orchids are largely cultivated for their beauty. Their generic name has been applied to thorn from their lip forming a bag or spur.
Saccolabium papilosum, Lindl.
Cymbidium prwmorsum, Sum Epidendrum prwmorsum, .Roxb. Aerides undulatum, Sm.
Grows in the Circars and in Burma.
I Epiclendrum retusum, L. Aeridcs retusum, Sim. Limodorum retusum, Sm. A. guttatum, Roxb. Sarcanthus guttatus,Lind. Mo ma khan, . . BURIT.
This, one of the noblest orchids in the Tenas gerim Provinces, is profusely multiplied in the neighbourhood of Moulmein ; grows in Java, Peninpula Of India, Chittagong, Dacca, Khassya, Nepal, burma, Tenasserim. The flowers are numerous, white, spotted with rose-violet, and stand on little pedicles all around the stalk, so as to form au elegant plume sometimes a foot long, whi. ch gives the trees on which they grow a most princely appearance.—Mason ; TV. Ic. ; Voigt.