Anoectochilus setaceus Blume 1825

Flower Closeup


Photos by Jay Pfahl

Deep shadeCoolSummer

Common Name The Bristly Anoectochilus

Flower Size less than 3/4" [less than 1.85 cm]

Found in Yunnan China, Assam India, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, western Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Sumatra and Java in broadleafed, evergreen, humid primary forests in soils dampened by mists and splash along steep watercourses at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters as a creeping, ascending, cool growing terrestrial orchid in rich humus in damp crevasses with subcordate to ovate-acute, velvety, dark lime-green reticulated with gold leaves that are purple black on the underside that blooms on a 10" [25 cm] long, several [5] flowered inflorescence with successively opening flowers occuring in the summer.

Synonyms Anoectochilus aureus K.Koch & Lauche 1857; Anoectochilus frederici-augusti Rchb.f. 1860; Anoectochilus regalis H.Low ex C.Morren 1862; Anoectochilus regalis Blume 1858; Anoectochilus regalis var. inornatus (Hook.) B.S.Williams 1885; Anoectochilus roxburghii var. regalis (Blume) Pradhan 1976; Anoectochilus setaceopictus K.Koch & Lauche 1857; Anoectochilus setaceus Lindl. 1837; Anoectochilus setaceus var. aureoreticulatus Hook. 1860; Anoectochilus setaceus var. inornatus Hook. 1860; Anoectochilus yungianus S.Y.Hu 1971; Orchis picta Reinw. ex Lindl. 1857;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as A regalis; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as A regalis; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo ok; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as A frederici-augusti drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as A regalis; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257 - 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974 as A regalis; Indian Orchids: Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 3 1980 photo plant only; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 4 1984 photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Cribb & Wood 1994 excluded taxa; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Lindleyana Vol 14 No 4 2000; A to Z Of SE Asian Orchids O'Byrne 2001 photo not; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as A regalis; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 11 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 11 2009 as A yungianus photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos hmm