Anoectochilus elatus Lindl. 1857 Photo by The Hindu Magazine

Deep shade LATESpringSummer

Common Name The Beautiful Anoectochilus

Flower Size

Found in southern India as a miniature sized terrestrial with a decumbent then ascendent stem carrying 2 to 3, ovate, obtuse, 5 nerved, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, several flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1893 as Anoectochilus elatior spalm drawing ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007;