Arachnis annamensis (Rolfe) J.J. Sm. 1912

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Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

Common Name The Anaman Arachnis

Flower Size 1 3/5" [4 cm]

Found in Vietnam in evergreen, semi-deciduous and deciduous, dry, lowland forests at elevations of sealevel to 1500 meters as a large sized, scrambling, monopodial, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate stem carrying many, alternate, shortly bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, erect, to 2' [60 cm] long, loosely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnanthe annamensis Rolfe 1905; Arachnis evrardii (Guillaumin) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Renanthera evrardii Guillaumin 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Malaya Holtum 1957; The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1987; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #1 2011 photo fide;