Anoectochilus reinwardtii Blume 1858


Leaf Detail

Photos by Dr. E.F. de Vogel, courtesy of André Schuiteman, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Side View of Flower

Photo by © Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name or Meaning Reinwardt's Anoectochilus [German Botanist in Java 1800's] - In Thailand Wan nok khum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Borneo, Java, Moluccas and Sumatra in tropical rainforests and seasonal evergreen forests at elevations of 200 to 1000 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial orchid with 4 to 6, ovoid to round, minutely apiculate, velvety dark green with reticulate red or pink veining leaves near the base that blooms in the fall through later spring on an erect, white pubescent, 6" [to 15 cm] long, 1 to 14 flowered inflorescence with triangular-ovate, single veined, glanular-pubescent bracts

Very similar vegetatively to Anoectochilus genicualtus but differs in the lip that is not bent at the base which also does not have an orange-red spot.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 66 Hefte 4 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand III Seidenfaden 1971 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257 - 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 4 1984 photo ok; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ok; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #11 2014 photo fide;