Anoectochilus pectinatus (Hook.f.) Ridl. 1907Drawing by Hooker's Icones Vol 22

Full Shade CoolSummer

Common Name The Comb-Like Anoectochilus [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in the Taping Hills of penninsular Malaysia at elevations of 1200 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a leafy above, erect stem carrying green, ovate, abruptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a terminal, 3 to 4" [7.5 to 10 cm] long, racemose, 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence with a few, leaflike bracts and a little shorter than the ovary, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Cystopus pectinatus (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Odontochilus pectinatus Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones 22 1893 Hooker as Odontochilus pectinatus drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Penninsular Malysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide;