Apostasia latifolia Rolfe 1889 SECTION Adactylus Photo by O'Byrne, Ong, Yong & Saw

After Flowers mature

Flower Buds

Leaf Tip

Plant Photos by David Kuehn

Full shade CoolCold Spring

Common Name The Wide Leaf Apostasia

Flower Size

Found in penninsular Malaysia in montane forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with elliptical, plicate, apically thread-like, narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, bent downwards, 6.8" [17 cm] long, branched, each branch 2.8" [7 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Adactylus latifolius (Rolfe) Rolfe 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Malaysia Vol 1 Holttum 1953; Blumea 17: 333 de Vogel 1969 drawing ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide