Lecanorchis javanica Blume 1856

Flower Closeup

Photos by Peter O'Byrne, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full Shade Hot  Cool  Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Javanese Lecanorchis

Flower Size .64" [1.6 cm]

Found in Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Java, New Guinea and the Philippines in dark humid forests at elevations of 300 to 1600 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with an above the ground, vertical and branched rhizome giving rise in the spring to a thin, brittle, light to dark brown, to 20" [40 cm] long stem with ovate-lanceolate, glabrous, smooth to minutely muricate bracts and carrying 3 to 7, widely spaced flowers

Synonyms Lecanorchis papuana Schltr. 1911; Lecanorchis pauciflora J.J.Sm. 1918; Lecanorchis triloba J.J.Sm. 1908

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing ?; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol IV Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 21 2018 drawing/photo fide