!Apostasia odorata Blume 1825 SECTION Apostasia


Plant with flowers Photo by Liu Yan and Chinese Orchid Website


Common Name The Scented Apostasia - In China Ni Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Thailand, Malaysia, Java, Borneo, Moluccas, Sulawesi, Sumatra, south central China, Cambodia and Vietnam in shady, broad-leaved, evergreen and coniferous, lowland, submontane and montane forests on shale, sandstone, granite, gneiss, rhyolite and quartzite at elevations of 250 to 1700 meters as small to medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, densely leafy stem carrying ovate to linear, gradually narrowing towards the apex, apically spiked leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal and axillary, few branching, horizontal to pendulous, 4" [10 cm] long, flattened, to 12 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Apostasia platystylis J.J. Sm. 1825; Apostasia selibica J.J. Sm. 1920; Apostasia thorelii Gagnep. 1933

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 ?; Blumea 17: 333 de Vogel 1969 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ?; 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 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010 photo ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011;