Acanthephippium lilacinum J.J. Wood & C.L. Chan 1994 Photo by Dian Rahardjo and her Orchid Photo Page

Part shadeHot WarmSummer

Common Name The Lilac Acanthephippium

Flower Size 1.25" [3.1 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in deep leaf litter in primary, lowland to hill forests at elevations of 300 to 1300 meteres as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with fleshy, cylindrical, green pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, apical, elliptic, acute, plicate, subacuminate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall, late winter and early spring on an erect, basal, to 12.8" [to 32 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, greenish white flushed lilac-pink floral bracts

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; *Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 11 1994 photo; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 2 1997 photo; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011;

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