Chamaeanthus brachystachys Schltr. 1905 Photo courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Short Inflorescence Chamaeanthus

Flower Size .2" [6mm]

Found in Thailand, Borneo, Java and the Philippines in swampy podosol and hill forests at elevations of 600 to 900 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing, monopodial epiphyte with a very short, stems each carrying 4 to 6, pale green, thick, channeled above, denticulate apically leaves taht blooms in the late spring on an axillary, 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively many [30 flowered] flowered inflorescence with short, acute bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Cribb & Wood 1994; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo good