Arnottia inermis (Thouars) S.Moore 1877 Drawing by Thouars and Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shadeWarmCoolSpring

Common Name The Naked Arnottia

Flower Size

Found in Mauritius as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with 1 to 2, plicate, 3 nerved, elliptic, obtuse leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, several to many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Amphorkis inermis Thouars 1822; Ophrys dubia Thouars 1822; Rodriguezia mascarenensis Spreng. 1826

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 as Amphorkis inermis drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974 as A imbellis