Arachnis celebica (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1912 Photo courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Celebes Arachnis [former name for Sulawesi]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Borneo, Sulawesi and the Philippines in montane hill forest hanging down from tree crowns or scrambling over limestone rocks at elevations of 300 to 1200 meters as a large to giant sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, seldom branching stem in shade and a shorter frequently branching stem in full sun that blooms in the winter on an axillary, short, erect inflorescence carrying 3 to 5 fleshy flowers

Synonyms Arachnanthe breviscapa J.J.Sm. 1909; Arachnis breviscapa (J.J.Sm.) J.J.Sm. 912; Arachnis longicaulis (Schltr.) L.O.Williams 1937; Arachnis longicaulis f. flavescens Valmayor & D.Tiu 1983; Arachnis lyonii Ames 1915; Dimorphorchis breviscapa (J.J.Sm.) Kocyan & Schuit. 014; morphorchis celebica (Schltr.) Ormerod 2013; Dimorphorchis longicaulis (Schltr.) Ormerod 2013; Dimorphorchis lyonii (Ames) Ormerod 2013; Dimorphorchis lyonii f. flavescens (Valmayor & D.Tiu) Ormerod 2013; Stauropsis breviscapa (J.J.Sm.) Rolfe 1918; *Vandopsis celebica Schltr. 1911; Vandopsis breviscapa (J.J.Sm.) Schltr. 1911; Vandopsis longicaulis Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 as Vandopsis longicaulis drawing fide; The Orchids of Malaya Holtum 1953 as A longicaulis; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as A longicaulis; Die Orchideen lieferung 22 Schlechter/Brieger 1989 as A longicaulis;Die Orchideen lieferung 22 Schlechter/Brieger 1989; Die Orchideen lieferung 22 Schlechter/Brieger 1989 as A lyonii; The Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim and Wood 1994 as A breviscapa drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 as A longicaulis photo fide; The Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001 as A breviscapa; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002 as A longicaulis; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003 as A longicaulis; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006 as A longicaulis; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as A longicaulis photo fide