Rhomboda moulmeinensis (E.C.Parish & Rchb.f.) Ormerod 1995 Photo by Tian Huazhen and The Living Forests Website

  • Original Drawing Drawing by Hooker's Icones Vol 22

    Full shade Warm Cold LATERSummer EARLIERFall

    Common Name or Meaning The Moulmein Rhomboda [a Town In Myanamar] - In China Yan Li Ling Lan

    Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

    Found in Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, southeastern Xizang, and Yunnan Provinces of China, Myanamar and Thailand in damp forests and in valleys at elevations of 400 to 2200 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing terrrestrial with an dark reddish brown stem carrying 5 to 7, abaxially grayish green, adaxially green with a broad white stripe on the midvein, ovate-elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, abruptly narrowing below in to the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on a terminal, sometimes densely villous, 4.8 to 11.2" [12 to 28 cm] long, laxly 5 to 16 flowered inflorescence with 1 to 3, pale red, sterile bracts and pale red, ovate to ovate-lanceoalte, shorter to equal to the length of the ovary, ciliate margins, acuminate apically floral bracts.

    CAUTION I Cannot verify this determination as the photo size does not allow much to look at

    Synonyms Anoectochilus moulmeinensis (E.C.Parish & Rchb.f.) Seidenf. 1971; Anoectochilus multiflorus Rolfe 1925; *Hetaeria moulmeinensis E.C.Parish & Rchb.f. 1874; Odontochilus moulmeinensis (E.C.Parish & Rchb.f.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Odontochilus multiflorus (Rolfe) Tang & F.T.Wang 1936; Zeuxine moulmeinensis (E.C.Parish & Rchb.f.) Hook.f. 1890

    References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Vol 22 Hooker 1894 as Zeuxine moulmeinensis drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos hmm; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide