Anoectochilus brevilabris Lindl. 1840

Flower closeup Photos by Jay Pfahl

Deep shadeWarm TO Cool Summer TO MIDFall

Common Name The Short-Lipped Anoectochilus

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan and Assam India at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a loose rosette of subcordate to broadly elliptic, acute, velvety, maroon to garnet base reticulated in gold to copper leaves that are matt-red green on the underside and blooms in the summer through mid fall on a 7.2" [18 cm] long, terminal, pubescent inflorescence with several to many flowers.

Synonyms Anoectochilus brevilabris var. gigantea Pradhan 1976; Anoectochilus griffithii Hook.f. 1890; Anoectochilus tridentatus Seidenf. 1992; Dossinia marmarata Lindl. 1857

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1893 as Anoectochilus griffithii drawing hmm; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 Indian Orchids; Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 leaves only photo hmm; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 photo not = L discolor; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as A griffithii; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008?; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing/photo fide;