Lecanorchis betongensis Suddee & H.A.Pedersen 2011

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Photos by Wai [1st A-D] Thamarat Phutthai (A) and Jarearnsak Sae Wai [b-d] The Species New To Science Website


Common Name The Betong Lecanorchis [An Area of Thailand]

Flower Size .4 [1 cm]

Found in Thailand in tropical evergreen forests at elevations around 500 to 600 meters as a small to just large sized, warm growing terrestrial with erect, dark purple to black, branched stems carrying glabrous, ovate, acute, coriaceous, amplexicaul sheaths that blooms in the mid winter through early fall on an erect, 8 to 26 [20 to 65 cm] long, glabrous, 3 to 15 flowered inflorescence with a .6 to 1.6 [1.5 to 4 cm] long, rachis carrying ovate, glabrous, membraneous margined bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide