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

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 the eastern Himalayas at elevations around 1200 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 grandifloru; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; 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

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