Holcoglossum subulifolium (Rchb. f.) Christenson 1987 Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

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Common Name The Terete-Leafed Holcoglossum - In China Ao Chun Cao She Lan

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Vietnam and Hainan China in primary montane forests at elevations around 1000 to 1600 meters where it is a small to medium sized, cool to warm growing, monopodial epiphyte with a pendant stem carrying terete, pendant leaves that blooms with an arching to pendant, branching, 30" [75 cm] long inflorescence carrying numerous [10 to 15] thinly textured, crystalline white 1 1/2" blooms occuring in the spring and summer. .

Synonyms Vanda subulifolia Rchb. f. 1886; Vanda watsonii Rolfe 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as Vanda watsonii drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Vanda watsoni photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 as Vanda watsoni; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 12 1995; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide