Chamaegastrodia vaginata (Hook.f.) Seidenf. 1994Drawing by Hooker's Icones Vol 22

Fragrant Full Shade Warm Cool

Common Name The Sheathed Chamaegastrodia

Flower Size

Found in south-central China, Assam and Sikkim in montane forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying many, almost completely enveloping the stem, tubular, acute, loose sheaths without leaves that blooms on a few flowered erect, apical, inflorescence with similar, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers that are usually fragrant.

Synonyms Aphyllorchis vaginata Hook.f. 1890; Chamaegastrodia exigua (Rolfe) F.Maek. 1971; Evrardianthe exigua (Rolfe) Rauschert 1983; Hetaeria exigua (Rolfe) Schltr. 1919; Spiranthes exigua Rolfe 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Vol 22 1894 Hooker as Aphyllorchis vaginata drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Spirathes exigua;