Erythrodes hirsuta (Griff.) Ormerod 1997

Photo by Averyanov and The Vietnam Creatures Website


Drawing by R Pantling

Deep Shade Cool Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Hairy Erythrodes - In China Ying Mao Qian Chun Lan

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Assam, eastern Himalayas, Myanmar, Hainan province of China, Thailand and Vietnam in evergreen broadleaved forests at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect green stem carrying 6 to 7, green, ovate, oblique, 3 veined abaxially, acute apically, obtuse below inot the petiolate, dilated base leaves with an amplexicaule sheath that blooms in the winter and early spring on an erect, peduncle 4.4 to 8" [11 to 20 cm] long, pubescent, provided with 2 to 5 sterile bracts, rachis .4 to 2.4" [1 to 6 cm] long, 4.8 to 10.4" [12 to 26 cm] long overall, densely few to several flowered inflorescence and lanceolate, pubescent, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Erythrodes herpysmoides (King & Pantl.) Schltr. 1911; Erythrodes seshagiriana A.N.Rao 1997; *Goodyera hirsuta Griff. 1851; Physurus herpysmoides King & Pantl. 1896; Physurus hirsutus (Griff.) Lindl. 1857;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Physurus herpysmoides drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 as Physurus herpysmoides drawing fide; Dansk Botanisl Arkiv Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Neottiodeae Seidenfaden 1978 as E herpyrmoides drawing fide; The Orchids Of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing fide; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing good; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide