Rhomboda abbreviata (Lindl.) Ormerod 1995 Drawing by Wu Zhanghua and Flora Of China Website

Full shade WarmCool LATERSummer EARLIERFall

Common Name or Meaning The Cut Short Rhomboda [refers to the short lip]- In China Xiao Pian Ling Lan - In Thailand Nok khum

Flower Size 1/4" [7mm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Hong Kong, Assam, Nepal, Myanamar and Thailand in forests and valleys at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a dark green stem carrying 3 to 5, abaxially pale green sometimes tinged with red, adaxially dark green, ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, gradually narrowing into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and earlier fall on an erect, 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long, laxly 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 sterile bracts and pinkish red, ovate, shorter than to equal to the ovary, ciliate margins, acuimnate apically floral bracts and carrying obliquely-resupinate flowers that do not open well.

Synonyms Anoectochilus abbreviatus (Lindl.) Seidenf. 1978; *Hetaeria abbreviata Lindl. 1840; Odontochilus abbreviatus (Lindl.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Zeuxine abbreviata (Lindl.) Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Hooker 1894 as Zeuxine abbreviata drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Zeuxine abbreviata drawing not; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Zeuxine abbreviata; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide;