!Acanthephippium javanicum Blume 1825

Photo courtesy of The Indonesian Orchid Blogspot

Fragrance deep shade HotWarmTo Spring

Common Name The Java Acanthephippium

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Java, Borneo and Sumatra in damp lowlands and hill forests at elevations of 300 to 1500 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with cylindrical, elongate, often purple flushed, becoming furrowed with age pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4, strongly plicate, oblong, acuminate, shortly petiolate base leaves that become deciduous with age and blooms in the spring on 1 to 2, basal, to 8" [20 cm] long, 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence with large bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing yes/photo no; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 2 1997 photo; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo no; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo ok; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo good

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