Podochilus khasianus Hook.f. 1890

Plant and Flowers Photos by Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Drawing TYPE Drawing by Hooker

Full Shade Hot Cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Khasia Podochilus [An Area of India] - In China Bing Chun Lan

Flower Size very small

Found in Guangdong, southwestern Guangxi, Hainan and southern Yunnan provinces of China, the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Bangladesh and Vietnam in forests along streams on trees at elevations of 400 to 1900 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with subterete, tufted, ascending, leafy stems enveloped completely by sheaths and carrying many, distichous, slightly dark brown when dried, narrowly oblong to narrowly oblong-lanceolate, often more or less falcate, somewhat fleshy, articulate, incurved margins, acuminate to acute apically, narrowing below into the amplexicaul, tubular base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal or lateral; ,[3 to 5 mm] long, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, 3 to 5 veined floral bracts.

Synonyms Podochilus chinensis Schltr. 1924; Podochilus intermedius Aver. 1988

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones 22 Hooker 1893 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing ok?; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Culture and Identification Vol 2 1979 drawing ok; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmuessen 2005 darwing good; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photo plant only