Anoectochilus emeiensis K.Y.Lang 1982

Photo by Yi Sirong


Drawing by Wu Zhanghua and The E Floras Website

Fragrance Full shade Warm LATER MID Summer EARLYFall

Common Name The Emei Mountain Anoectochilus - In China E mei jin xian lan

Flower Size .52" [1.3 cm]

Found in southcentral Sichuan province of China in forests along streams at elevations around 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with an ascending stem carrying 3, abaxially purplish red, blackish green with golden red venation above, ovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate-like, sheathed base leaves that blooms in the later summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, pale purplish red, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, rachis to .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 4 pale purplish red sterile bracts and pale purplish, lanceolate, shorter than the ovary, acuminate, pubescent floral bracts carrying erect, non-resupinate, foul scented flowers


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 and Duyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven and Duyuan 2010 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;