Rhomboda tokioi (Fukuy.) Ormerod 1998

Drawing Photo/drawing by Averyanov and and The Hoa Lan Vietnam Website

Full shade Warm Cool LATE SpringSummer

Common Name The Tokio Rhomboda

Flower Size

Found in China, Japan, the Ryukyus, Taiwan and Vietnam in humid broad-leaved shady forests on silicate soils at elevations around 400 to 1300 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a red brown, ascending stem carrying 2 to 5, oblique-ovate, acute, velvety dark green to greenish-brown, with white median stripe, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, erect, .8 to 1.2" [2-3 cm] long, finely sparsely pubescent, with 1-2 cuneate, pinkish hyaline bracts, rachis to 3.2" [8 cm] long, finely pubescent, many flowered inflorescence carrying non resupinate, hardly opening flowers.

Synonyms Goodyera pogonorrhyncha Hand.-Mazz. 1937; Hetaeria cristata var. minor Rendle 1902; Hetaeria cristata var. tokioi (Fukuy.) S.S.Ying 1977; *Hetaeria tokioi Fukuy. 1934; Rhomboda pogonorrhyncha (Hand.-Mazz.) Ormerod 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of the Southern Ryukyus Islands Garay & Sweet 1974 as H cristata; Native Orchids of Taiwan Lin 1975 as H cristata drawing ok; Austral. Orchid Rev. 63(4): 11 Omerod 1998 drawing/photo fide; Turczaninowia 2011, 14(2) : 15100 Ormerod/Averyanov 2011 drawing/photo fide