Acampe praemorsa (Roxb.) Blatt. & McCann 1932

Inflorescence from the tip

Photos by Jay Pfahl

FragrancePart sunHotCoolFall

Common Name or Meaning The Small Warty Acampe - In China Duan Xu Cui Lan

Flower Size 1/2" at largest [1.25 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Yunnan and Hainan provinces of China as a large sized, monopodial, clump-forming, hot to cool growing epiphyte in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests at elevations of sealevel [600] to 1600 meters that should be treated as the genus Vanda culturally and has a stout, erect to curved stem carrying lorate, narrowly oblong, thickly coriceous, keeled, obliquely truncate, slightly notched into 2 unequal lobes, submucronate apically leaves that will bloom in the fall on a short, 1" [2.5 cm] long, many [10 to 12] flowered umbel with miniature fragrant hyacynth scented flowers held close in to the leaf axils, if given partial sun and warm temperatures with regular year round watering and feedings.

Synonyms Acampe excavata Lindl. 1853; Acampe wightiana (Lindl. ex Wight) Lindl. 1853; Cymbidium praemorsum (Roxb.) Sw. 1799; *Epidendrum praemorsum Roxb. 1795; Gastrochilus carinatus (Griff.) Schltr. 1913; Gastrochilus papillosus Kuntze 1891; Gastrochilus praemorsus (Roxb.) Kuntze 1891; Rhynchostylis papillosa Heynh. 1846; Saccolabium papillosum Lindl. 1833; Saccolabium papillosum Dalzell & Gibson 1861; Saccolabium praemorsum (Roxb.) Hook.f. 1890; Saccolabium wightianum (Lindl. ex Wight) Hook.f. 1890; Sarcanthus praemorsus (Roxb.) Lindl. ex Spreng. 1826; Sarcochilus praemorsus Spreng. 1828; Vanda fasciata Gardner ex Lindl. 1853; Vanda wightiana Lindl. ex Wight 1851

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; type=search&output_format=query&ret_defaults=on">IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Saccolabium wightianum; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as Saccolabium papillosum; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Saccolabium papillosum drawing fide; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as Saccolabium pappilosum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1964 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966 photo fide; Indian Orchids, A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as A papilloosadrawing fide; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982; Malawi Orchids Vol 1 La Croix 1983 drawing not = A pachyglossa; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985; Opera Botanica # 95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 as A praemorsa photo ok; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991 as A carinata; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchds Pridgeon 1992; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Orchid Flora Of Kamrup District Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001 drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 Photo ok; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing fide; Flora's Orchids Nash and La Croix 2005; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 Photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Acampe carinata drawing/photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as A praemorsa; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo plant only; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos hmm; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016 as A praemorsa; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as A papillosa photo fide;