Anoectochilus monicae J.J.Wood 2004 Photos by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo website

Plant Photo by Eric Hunt and his Flickr Orchid Photo website

Another Flower? Photo by Peter Maxwell

Full Shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name Monica's Anoectochilus [Indonesian Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism in Sabah current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in hill and lower montane forests at elevations of 900 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with 2 to 5, oblong-elliptic, shortly apiculate, very dark green, almost black, nerves gold red or pink, pinkish purple beneath leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, 4 to 6 " [10 to 15 cm] long, glandular-villose, 2 to 6 flowered inflorecscence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Lun & Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide;