Anoectochilus tetrapterus Hooker 1890Drawing by Hooker's Icones Vol 22

Full Shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Four Winged Anoectochilus [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Manipur Assam at elevations around 600 to 800 meters as asmall sized, warm growing terrestrial with a decumbent stem carrying a few, 5 nerved, ovate to ovate-cordate, abruptly narrowing below into the inflated leaf bearing sheath that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, tomentose, several flowered inflorescence with very prominent, lanceolate,a cute to acuminate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones 22 1893 Hooker drawing fide; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 Indian Orchids; Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing/photo fide;