Odontochilus clarkei Hook.f. 1890 Photo by Plant Photo .com Website

Common Name Clarke's Odontocchilus - In China Hong E Chi Chun Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southeastern Xizang, Sikkim and Myanamar in evergreen broadleaved forests at elevations around 1100 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an ascending to erect stem carrying 6, abaxially pale green, adaxially dark green, ovate, ovate-elliptic to elliptic-oblique, acute apically, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, 2.8 to 4.8" [7 to 12 cm] long, pubescent, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2 sheathing bracts and purplish red, slightly longer than the ovary, lanceolate, pubescent, acuminate apically floral bracts.

Synonyms Anoectochilus clarkei (Hook.f.) Seidenf. & Smitinand 1959; Cystopus clarkei (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Vol 22 Hooker 1893 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;

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