Anoectochilus calcareus Aver. 1996 publ. 1997

Drawing Photo/drawing by Leonid Averyanov and The Hoa Lan Vietnam Website

Full shade Hot Cool MID Winter

Common Name The Limestone Loving Anoectochilus

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in northern Vietnam in coniferous and broad-leaved forests on rocky limestone, commonly in limestone pockets with deep soil at elevations of 450-1600 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with a stem carrying 3 to 4 rosulate, ovate, acute, dark velvety gray-brown to black, with dense network of silvery-white to light pink nerves, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, pubescent, 3.2 to 4.8" [8 to 12 cm] long, 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence with cuneate, tomentose, as long as the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 81(10): 75 Averyanov 1996 publ. 1997 drawing/photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven & Duyuan 2009;