Aphyllorchis caudata Rolfe ex C. Downie 1925

Inflorescence in situ northern Thailand

Photo by David Kuehn

LATE THROUGH EARLY

Common Name The Tailed Aphyllorchis - In China Wei E Wu Ye Lan

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Thailand, Vietnam and southern China in thick decaying humus in dense forests at elevations around 1200 to 2000 meters as a large to giant sized, cool growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial orchid with an erect stem provided with tubular, acute sheaths and no leaves that blooms in the late spring, summer and early fall on an erect, to 20" [50 cm] long, several to many [to 25] flowered inflorescence with longer than the flowers floral bracts.

Synonyms Aphyllorchis annamensis Aver. 1996 publ. 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smtinand 1959 drawing good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1964 corrections; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 genus only; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974 photo ok; 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; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 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; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Wulfenia 22 [2015]: 137 - 188 New Orchids in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nguyen, Tich, Nguyen, Nong, Nguyen and Xuan photo fide; Turczaninowia 2011, 14(2) : 15100 Averyanov 2011 photo/drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;

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