Aphyllorchis simplex Tang & F.T.Wang 1951

Photos by Averyanov and Hoa Lan Vietnam Website


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.

CAUTION! Said to be a peleoric form of A montana, but I have left it separate as does Kew pending new references.

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; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;