Aphyllorchis caudata Rolfe ex C. Downie 1925

Inflorescence in situ northern Thailand Photo courtesy of 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 and southern China in thick decaying humus in dense forests at elevations around 1050 to 1750 meters as a medium sized, cool growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial orchid with no leaves which blooms in the late spring, summer and early fall on an erect, several to many [to 25] flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smtinand 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 genus only; Die Orchideen #5 17-20 tafel 6 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo ok; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI 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;

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