Anoectochilus burmannicus Rolfe 1922

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Photos by Ed Merkle and Merkle's Orchids Tennessee


Photo by Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Myanmar Anoectochilus - In China Dian Nan Jin Xian Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Malaysia in seasonal evergreen forests and hill evergreen forests in shady, humus rich ground at elevations of 400 to 1400 meters as a miniature to just medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 3 to 6, bronze-black with copper colored veins above, copper below, acute to shortly acuminate, ovate to ovate-elliptic, abruptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, finely pubescent, 4.8 to 8" [12 to 20 cm] long, laxly 3 to 13 flowered inflorescence with ovate to lanceolate, single veined, glandular pubescent dorsally bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 66 Hefte 4 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand III Seidenfaden 1971 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 11 2009 photo fide; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos not - A chapaensis; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;