Anoectochilus grandiflorus Lindl. 1857 Photo by S. Z. Lucksom and Orchids of Sikkim and norteastern Himalayas

Drawing Drawing by Pradhan

Full shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Large Flowered Anoectochilus

Flower Size .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm]

Found in Assam and Bhutan and the eastern Himalayas at elevations around 1200 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a decumbent, glabrous stem carrying elliptic to broadly elliptic, oblique, many veined, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, sparsely pubescent, 2 to 2.6" [5 to 6.5 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 ovate bracts and ovate-lanceolate, convolute floral bracts.

Synonyms Cystopus grandiflorus (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Odontochilus grandiflorus (Lindl.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex B.D. Jacks1894

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing ok; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Odontochilus grandiflorus; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257 - 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974;Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005as Odontochilus grandiflorus photo good; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Odontochilus grandiflorus; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 as Odontochilus grandiflorus drawing/photo fide