Anoectochilus longicalcaratus J.J.Sm. 1922

Leaves Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

Common Name The Long-Spurred Anoectochilus

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Sabah, Borneo and Sumatra in leaf litter in deep shade in montane forests at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, short, glabrous, fleshy stem carrying 3 to 5, oblong-elliptic to ovate, shortly apiculate, glabrous, very dark green, gold, red or pink reticulation, pinkish purple beneath leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on an erect, glandular-villose, terete, slender, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, laxly 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence with 2 ovate, acuminate bracts and lanceolate, acuminate, pubescent, pink floral bracts that are ciliate on the lower margins

Similar to A setaceus but differs in having a much shorter spur, much narrower lobes and does not have reticulation on the leaves.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 2 1985 photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 Wood 1997