Didymoplexiella denticulata Aver. 2010Photo by Leonid Averanov and Hoa Lan VietnamWebsite

Full shade Hot Warm LATEWinter EARLIER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Toothed Didymoplexiella

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in Laos and Vietnam in shady, broadleaved, evergreen primary and secondary lowland and submontane forests at elevations of 150 to 1000 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a longitudinally wrinkled tuber giving rise to an olive brown to dull gray-brown to nearly black stem with 1 to 3, distant triangular bracts that blooms in the late winter and earlier spring on a rachis elongating to 4.8" [12 cm] long, successively single, many flowered inflorescence with very fragrant flowers that last a single day.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Turczaninowia 2011, 14(2) : 15100 Averyanov 2011 drawing/photo fide