Tropidia curculigoides Lindl. 1828

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Common Name The Curculigo-Like Tropida [A liliaceae] - In China Duan Sui Zhu Jing Lan

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Sikkim, Lower India, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Yunnan China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sumatra, Sulawesi, New Guinea and New Caledonia at elevations of [sea level] 600 to 1300 meters in broadleaf evergreen lowland forests in humid shady locations with rocky substrates as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial orchid with an often branched, thin, woody stem and basally clasping, thin but tough, plicate, narrowly lanceolate, pointed leaves that are held in a spiral around the stem and blooms in the late spring and early summer on an axillary or terminal, often on more than one per internode, 5/8" [1.5 cm] long, corymb-like, several to many flowered inflorescence.

Used in the treatment of Malaria as a boiled potion with a species of Ardisia and a broth is made to help treat diharrea.

Synonyms Tropidia assamica Blume 1859; Tropidia formosana Rolfe ex Hemsl. 1895; Tropidia graminea Bl 1858; Tropidia hongkongensis Rolfe 1906; Tropidia squamata Blume 1858

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing ok; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905 as T graminea; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Tropidia graminea drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 4 1959; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959 as T graminea; Die Orchideen #5 17-20 tafel 6 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 as T graminea drawing; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fideAOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & wood 1992 as T graminea; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & wood 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 as T aff curculigoides; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as T graminea; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; Flora Malesiana: Orchids of New Guinea Vol 5 Shuittemann & de Vogel 2008; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing ok/photo good; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013 ; Turczaninowia 19 (3): 558 L. V. Averyanov, Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016 ; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;