~Anoectochilus siamensis Schltr.1906 - See Anoectochilus albo-lineatus Parish & Rchb. f. 1874 Photo courtesy of David Kuehn

Common Name or Meaning The Siamese Anoectochilus

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Thailand at elevations of 1300 to 1650 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial species with 3 basal, reticulate silver veining, ovate, obtuse, abruptly narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaves that was blooming in situ in Thailand in the fall on an erect, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, 3 to several flowered inflorescence

Sometimes given as a synonym of A albolineatus but A albolineatus has 8 to 9 filaments, some shorter than the lateral sepals. This one has 5 filaments as long as the lateral sepals on each side of the lip.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 drawing ok; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 4 2005 photo fide leaf only;