Aphyllorchis simplex Tang & F.T.Wang 1951 Photos by Averyanov and Hoa Lan Vietnam Website

Drawing Drawing by and The China Digital Science and Technology Museum Website

Full shade Cold LATERSpring

Common Name The Unbranched Aphyllorchis - In China Dan chun wu ye lan

Flower Size .68" [1.7 cm]

Found in eastern Guangdong province of China and north Vietnam in thickets and rocky slopes in sandy soils as a medium sized, cold growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a glabrous, proximal nodes, each node with a tubular sheath, distal nodes much longer that blooms in the later summer on an erect, rachis [18 to 22 cm] long, well spaced, 10 to 13 flowered inflorescence with reflexed, linear-lanceolate, 3 veined floral bracts.

The photo above may be correct but it came from Vietnam and A simplex has not been listed as from there. On the other hand it was taken by Averyanov and he is the expert for the area.

Synonyms Sinorchis simplex (Tang & F.T.Wang) S.C.Chen 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as Sinorchis simplex drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Turczaninowia 2011, 14(2) : 15100 Averyanov 2011 photo/drawing fide