Hetaeria finlaysoniana Seidenf. 1997

Plant and Flowers Photos by Lamunpan and the Phuket Outdoors Forum

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Common Name Finlayson's Hetaeria [English Merchant and Orchid collecter/Enthusiast 1800's] - In China Xi Xian Fan Chun Lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southwestern Guangxi and Hainan provinces of China, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand in dense tropical rainforests and seasonal evergreen forests at elevations of 300 to 800 meters as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 4 to 5, scattered all along the stem, oblong to narrowly elliptic, slightly to strongly unequal and acute apically, basally obtuse rounded into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a termial, erect, elongate, slender, 6 to 8.8" [15 to 22 cm] long, pubescent, subdensely many flowered with sterile, pink, lanceolate, abaxially weakly pubescent bracts and with pink, lanceolate, slightly shorter than the ovary, abaxially weakly pubescent, acuminate apically floral bracts

Synonyms *Goodyera elongata Lindl. 1840; Hetaeria elongata (Lindl.) Trimen 1885; Orchiodes elongatum (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Rhamphidia elongata (Lindl.) Lindl. 1857

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as Heataeria sp [Kerr 404] drawing good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as H nitida drawing fide; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 as H elongata drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo plant only; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide