Anoectochilus hainanensis H.Z.Tian, F.W.Xing & L.Li 2008

Photo by Tian Huazhen and The Living Forests Website

Plant and Flowers in situ Hainan island

Photo by Huang Mingzhong

Fragrance Full shade Cool Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Hai Nan Anoectochilus [An Island in southern China] - In China Hai Nan Kai Chun Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found on Hainan island of southern China in damp shady locations in montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 1700 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with an ascending stem carrying 3 to 4, adaxially velvety black-greenish with dense golden reticulation, ovate, oblique, acute apically, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter in cultivation on an erect, [6 to 7.5 cm] long, pubescent, successively single, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 sterile bracts and ovate-lanceolate, shorter than the ovary, outer surface hairy, acuminate apically floral bracts and carrying resupinate, slightly fragrant flowers

Synonyms W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

References Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;