Didymoplexis pallens Griff. 1844

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Fruiting Plant Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Pale Didymoplexis - In Australia Crystal Bells - In China Shuang Chun Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Afghanistan, Taiwan, Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Malaysia, Philippines, Sumatra, Northwest Territory and Queensland Australia, Niue and Vanuatu at elevations of sea level to 450 meters on shady slopes and grassland borders and under bamboo thickets as a small sized, hot growing mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with an underground horizontal, fleshy rhizome that gives rise to an erect, to 8" [20 cm] long, light brown, successively 1 to 2, many flowered inflorescence carrying wide open flowers occuring in the spring

Synonyms Apetalon minutum Wight 1851; Arethusa bengalensis Hemsl. 1884; Arethusa ecristata Griff. 1851; Cheirostylis kanarensis Blatt. & McCann 1932; Didymoplexis brevipes Ohwi 1937; Didymoplexis subcampanulata Hayata 1912; Didymoplexis sylvatica (Blume) Garay 1995; Epiphanes pallens (Griff.) Rchb.f. 1868; Gastrodia pallens (Griff.) F.Muell. 1873; Leucorchis minuta (Wight) Blume 1859; Leucorchis sylvatica Blume 1849

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing ok; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905 as D sylvatica; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Icones plantarum formosanarum nec non et contributiones ad floram formosanam. Hayata 1912 as D subcampanulata; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 drawing ok; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Flora of Kamrup District, Assam Barua 2001 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002 photo fide; ; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing okish; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 4 2009 drawing good; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide

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