Anoectochilus lylei Rolfe ex Downie 1925

Plant and Flowers Photos by Karel & Alex Petrzelka and the Vietnam Orchid Website

Inflorescence Photo by Allen Black

Deep Shade Warm Cool FallEARLYWinter

Common Name Lyle's Anoectochilus [Original discoverer of species] - In Thailand Ueang din pak som

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam in closed humid broadleafed forests in silicate soils at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial orchid with a basal rosette of 2 to 4, ovate to circular, shortly acute, dark green, green brown to nearly black with reticulated yellow to pinkish nerved, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on an erect, terminal, densely pubescent, 2.4 to 6" [6 to 15 cm] long, laxly 1 to 11 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, pubescent floral bracts.

Synonyms Brachycorythis truncatolabellata (Hayata) S.S.Ying 1977; Gymnadenia galeandra (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1878; Habenaria galeandra (Rchb.f.) Benth. 1861; Phyllomphax championii (Lindl.) Schltr. 1919; Phyllomphax galeandra (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1919; Phyllomphax truncatolabellata (Hayata) Schltr. 1919; Platanthera championii Lindl. 1855; *Platanthera galeandra Rchb.f. 1852; Platanthera truncatolabellata Hayata 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 66 Hefte 4 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand III Seidenfaden 1971 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide