Anoectochilus elatus Lindl. 1857 Photo by The Hindu Magazine

Drawing Drawing by J D Hooker

Deep shadeWarmCool Fall

Common Name The Beautiful Anoectochilus

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southern India at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a decumbent then ascendent stem carrying 2 to 3, ovate, obtuse, 5 nerved, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, several flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate,


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1893 as Anoectochilus elatior spalm drawing ok; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007;