Odontochilus saprophyticus (Aver.) Ormerod 2003

Photos by Averyanov, Huai-Zhen Tian, Zhi-Quan Cheng, Ai-Qun Hu, Avishek Bhattacharjee and Qiao-Xia Liu courtesy of *A New Synonym of Odontochilus saprophyticus (Goodyerinae: Orchidoideae: Orchidaceae Huai-Zhen Tian, Zhi-Quan Cheng, Ai-Qun Hu, Avishek Bhattacharjee and Qiao-Xia Liu 2014

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Common Name The Saprophytic Odontochilus

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Guangxi and Hainan provinces of China and Vietnam broad-leaved forests at elevations of 450 to 1500 meters as a small [22 cm] sized, hot to cool growing saprophytic terrestrial with a rootless rhizome giving rise to a pink-brown, glabrous stem with 6 to 7 overlapping, membraneous, pubescent outside sheathing scales without leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, rachis 4" [10 cm] long, 3 to 16 flowered inflorescence with elliptic-ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, pubescent on outer surface, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Pristiglottis saprophytica Aver. 2003; Zeuxine hainanensis H. Xu, H. J. Yang & Y. D. Li 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven and Duyuan 2009; * Taiwania 48: 142 Omerod 2003;

*A New Synonym of Odontochilus saprophyticus (Goodyerinae: Orchidoideae: Orchidaceae Huai-Zhen Tian, Zhi-Quan Cheng, Ai-Qun Hu, Avishek Bhattacharjee and Qiao-Xia Liu 2014Drawing/photo fide

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