!Didymoplexiella ornata (Ridl.) Garay 1954

Plant and Flower

Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Ornate Didymolexiella

Flower Size 1/4" [6mm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra in lowland rain and montane forests at elevations around 200 to 250 meters as a small to large sized, hot growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with swollen underground rhizome giving rise to a thin, erect stem with 3 small sheaths at wide intervals that blooms in the spring on a terminal, lengthening to about 2" [5 cm], successively few to several flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms *Leucolena ornata Ridl. 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Leucolaena ornata; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as Didimolexia ornata; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bild 70 Hft 1Orchid Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand VI Seidenfaden 1975 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide