Odontochilus inabae [Hayata] T P Lin 1975 Photo by Liu Yan

Full shade Warm Spring Summer

Common Name The Inaba Odontochilus [A Province of Japan] - In China Tai Wan Chi CHun Lan

Flower Size 3/4" [1.85 cm]

Found in Vietnam and Taiwan in closed humid broad-leaved forests on rocky limestone at elevations of 9001000 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with 4 to 7 distant, uniform green, ovate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, 3.2 to 6.8" [8 to 17 cm] long, pubescent, many flowered inflorescence with narrowly ovate, acuminate, finely pubescent floral bracts

Synonyms *Anoectochilus inabae Hayata 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Hooker's Icones Planetarum Vol II Hooker 1893; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974 as Anoectochilus inabai drawing ok; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok