!Anthogonium gracile Wall. ex Lindl. 1832

Other Views Photos courtesy of David Kuehn

in situ Plant in Thailand Photos by Manorot Tangsaveephan

Deep shadeCold TO Cool LATERSummerFall

Common Name The Slender Anthogonium - In Thailand - Wan phrao - In China Tong Ban Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

A deciduous, miniature to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial found in Assam India, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and China in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands at elevations of 1000 to 2500 meters with partially partly buried, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 5, deciduous, stalked, narrowly lanceolate leaves that blooms in the later summer and fall on an erect, basal, slender, to 18" [45 cm] long, 1 branched or simple, rather dense apically, racemose inflorescence with 10 to 12 flowers that do not open well.

Synonyms Anthogonium corydaloides Schltr. 1919; Anthogonium gracile Lindl. 1832; Anthogonium griffithii Rchb.f. 1845

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 10 1957 drawing; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 43-46 Thuniinae etc 1984 drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 2 Tanaka 2004; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Maountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Terrestrial Orchids Naresh Swami 2016 photo fide