!Herpysma longicaulis Lindl. 1840

Photo by K Keller and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Color form Photo by Photo by Rici Ricardo

Plant and Flowers Photo by Photo by Liu Jianwu

Full shadeWarmCool Winter

Common Name The Stemmed Herpysma - In China Pa Lan - In Thailand Ueang Phak Plap

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Nepal, Myanamar, Thailand, Sumatra and Vietnam in dense hill evergreen forests at elevations of 700 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial orchid with a long, creeping at base, erect higher up stem carrying to 9 ovate to ovate-lancolate, shortly acuminate, acute, narrowing below into the grooved petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, pubescent, to 10" [ to 25 cm] long, subglobose, racemose, densely 8 to many flowered inflorescence with oblong-lanceolate, obtuse, ribbed floral bracts that are longer than the ovary.

Synonyms Erythrodes bracteata (Blume) Schltr. 1905; Herpysma bracteata (Blume) J.J.Sm. 1934; Herpysma sumatrana Carr 1933; Physurus bracteatus Blume 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Die Orchideen #5 17-20 tafel 6 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo ok; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Nepal Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing hmm; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide

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