! Arnottia inermis (Thouars) S.Moore 1877

Top of Inflorescence

Plant and Flowers in situ Reunion Photos by Carola Pahl, taken in Reunion

TYPE Drawing 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; Arnottia mauritiana A.Rich. 1828; Cynorkis inermis (Thouars) Hermans & P. J. Cribb 2017; 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; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as A mauritania; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids 1965; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids 1965 as A mauritania; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974 as A mauritania photo fide; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973 as A mauritania photo fide;