Apostasia nuda R.Br. 1830 SECTION Adactylus Photo by J. B. Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Plant and Inflorescence Photo by Liu Yan


Common Name The Bare Apostasia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Bangladesh, Assam, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Borneo, Java and Sumatra in shady coniferous and broad-leaved, evergreen lowland and montane forests on shale at elevations of 320 to 1400 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial carrying many, close, linear to linear-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, simple to few branched, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Adactylus brunonis (Griff.) Cretz. 1941; Adactylus lobbii (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1896; Adactylus nudus (R.Br.) Rolfe 1896; Apostasia brunonis Griff. 1851; Apostasia lobbii Rchb.f.1872

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Sm. 1908 drawing fide; Blumea 17: 333 de Vogel 1969 drawing ok; Indian Orchids: Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo ok