Anoectochilus papillosus Aver. 2007

Drawing Photo/drawing by Averyanov The Hoa Lan Vietnam Website

Full shadeWarm

Common Name The Papillate Anoectochilus [refers to the unusual papillose ridges on the dorsal surface of the petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in northern Vietnam in broad-leaved evergreen forests on rocky limestone, remnant highlands commonly in humid shady limestone pockets with deep soil rich in humus at elevations of 900 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing creeping terrestrial herb with an ascending leafy floriferous stem carrying 2 to 4 basal, ovate to broadly-ovate to almost circular, usually slightly asymmetrical, shortly acute, velvety dark green, with reticulate network of pink nerves above, uniform dull pink-purple below leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, 3.6 to 4.8" [9 to 12 cm] long, densely finely tomentose with simple and glandular hairs, rachis lax, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with dull pink, triangular-cuneate, conduplicate, acuminate, sparsely hairy floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Taiwania 52: 287 Averyanov 2007 photo/drawing fide;