Acanthephippium striatum Lindley 1838 Photo courtesy of David Morris and Clackamas Orchids

Flowers and plant in situ northern Thailand 6/01 Photo courtesy of David Kuehn

FragrancePart shadeWarmCoolSpring and Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Striped Acanthephippium - In China Zhui Nang Tan Hua Lan

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Flowers in the spring and summer on an erect, short to 1.6" [4 cm] long, bracteate inflorescence arising with a new growth that has 2 to 5, fragrant, resupinate, cup-like flowers and is found in the subtropical foothills of the Himalayas, in Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Lower India, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, China and Taiwan in soils that are constantly dampened by mists and splash along steep watercourses at elevations of 660 to 2000 meters is a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with closely approximate, narrowly conical psuedobulbs enveloped basally by a few violet streaked sheaths and carrying one or two, elliptic, acuminate leaves that narrows into an elongate petiole.

Synonyms Acanthephippium simplex Aver. 1994; Acanthophippium sinense Rolfe 1913; Acanthophippium striatum Lindl. 1838; Acanthephippium unguiculatum (Hayata) Fukuy. 1934; Tainia unguiculata Hayata 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 drawing ok; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing ok; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Orchids of Malaysia Vol 1 Holtum 1953; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 4 1973 photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Steiddenfadden & Wood 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchds Pridgeon 1992; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 2 1997 photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 Photo ok Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo photo ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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