Anoectochilus zhejiangensis Z.Wei & Y.B.Chang 1989

Photo by Yan-bin Wu, Meng-chao Peng, Chao Zhang, Jian-guo Wu, Bing-zhu Ye, Jun Yi, Jin-zhong Wu, Cheng-jian Zheng

Drawing Drawing by Alchemist @ ZZ The Nature Library Website

Full shade Warm Cool Summer EARLYFall

Common Name The Zhejiang Anoectochilus [A Province of China] - in China Zhe Jiang Jin Xian Lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Fujian, Guangxi and Zhejiang provinces of China in dense forests in valleys at elevations of 700 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature to just small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an ascending, pale reddish brown stem carrying 2 to 6, abaxially pale purplish red, adaxially dark greenish purple with golden red venation, broadly ovate to ovate-orbicular, slightly undulate margins, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, peduncle 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, rachis .4 to 1.6" [1 to 4 cm] long, with 2 sterile bracts, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, subequal in length to the ovary, pubescent, acuminate floral bracts carrying erect, non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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