!Aphyllorchis pallida Blume 1825

Photos by Eric Hunt

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Common Name or Meaning The Pale Aphyllorchis - In Thailand Kluai pluak

Flower Size .25" [6 mm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, the Philippines and Vietnam at elevations around 200 to 1600 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with erect, slender stems enveloped by several short, purple streaked sheaths that blooms in the summer on an erect, 8 to 20" [20 to 50 cm] long, rachis 2.8 to 8" [7 to 20 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Aphyllorchis gracilis Schltr. 1911; Aphyllorchis hasseltii Blume 1849; Aphyllorchis odoardi Rchb.f. 1886; Aphyllorchis torricellensis Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1964 corrections; 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; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfadden 1992 drawing ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ok; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; Turczaninowia 2011, 14(2) : 15100 Averyanov 2011 photo/drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 20 2017 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;