Anoectochilus sandvicensis Lindl. 1840

Photo by G Daida and Orchidoideae Website

Common Name The Sandwich Island Anoectochilus [Sandwich - Name for the Hawaiian Islands in the 1800's]

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in Hawaii in constantly wet, deeply shaded locations as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with 4 to 6, soft, delicate, oblong-ovate, multi veined, green to dark green, shortly petiolate base leaves that expands to sheath the stem that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, terminal, 2.4" [6 cm] long, pubescent, successively few to 8 flowered inflorescence with membraneous, lanceolate, , longer than the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms Anoectochilus apiculatus L.O.Williams & Fosberg 1943; Anoectochilus jaubertii Gaudich. 1844; Anoectochilus sandvicensis var. apiculatus (L.O.Williams & Fosberg) W.J.Schrenk 1977; Vrydagzynea sandvicensis (Lindl.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex B.D.Jacks 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada Luer 1975 drawing/photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 7 1987 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 4 1995 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #2 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #1 2019 photo fide