Aphyllorchis gollanii Duthie 1902

Photo by Jin Xiaohua


Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Drawing

Drawings by The Flora of China Website

Full Shade cold LATERSummer

Common Name Golan's Aphyllorchis [English Collector in northwest India late 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size 1.25" [3.3 cm]

Found in the the west central Himalayas and southern Tibet at elevations around 2200 to 3500 meters as a medium sized, cold growing mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a rhizome giving rise to an erect, simple, stout stem with several, unequal, tubular, blunt sheaths that blooms in the later summer on a 16 to 20" [40 to 50 cm] long, crowded, 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence with elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, 5 to 7 nerved floral bracts that are longer than the slender, clavate ovary


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;