Anoectochilus geniculatus Ridl. 1896

Photo by Art Vogel

Side View of Flower

Photo by Chew Ming Yee and the Biological Diversity Clearing House Mechanism Webste

Plant in situ penninsular Malaysia Photo by Rexy Prakash Chacko

Warm CoolLATERFall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Angled Anoetochilus [refers to the bent base of the lip] - In Thailand Wan Nam Thawng

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, and Sumatra in upper tropical rainforests at elevations of 600 to 1100 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing, terrestrial orchid with a shorter stem carrying 4, obliquely and broadly ovate to elliptic, acuminate to obtuse, mucronate, dark green-brown with gold to copper-reddish, reticulated veins gradually narrowing below into the sheath leaves that blooms in the later fall and early winter on a shortly pilose, 5.6" [14 cm] long, 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 sterile ovate, 3 veined, pubescent dorsally bracts and floral bracts that are a little shorter than the ovaries.

This species is vegetatively the same as Anoectochilus reinwardtii but this one has the lip bent at it's base and often the same area is orange-red.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Malaya, Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; The Orchids of Thailand Seidefaden & Smitnand 1965 corrections; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 66 Hefte 4 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand III Seidenfaden 1971 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 38 No 1 1974 photo plant only; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 photo good; Wild Orchids of the Casmeron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide;