Aphyllorchis evrardii Gagnep. 1931 Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Evrard's Aphyllorchis [Belgian Collector and Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in broad-leaved montane forests on ridges at elevations of 1100 to 1700 meters as a giant sized, cool growing mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a brownish yellow with violet stripes, stout, erect stem enveloped by broad sheaths that bloooms in the mid fall through early winter on an erect, to 12" [30 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with narrowly cuneate, acuminate, as long as the pedicel and ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bild 70 Hft 1Orchid Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand VI Seidenfaden 1975 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Turczaninowia 2011, 14(2) : 15100 Averyanov 2011 drawing fide