Brachycorythis galeandra (Rchb.f.) Summerh. 1955 Photo by Karel & Alex Petrzelka and the Vietnam Orchid Website

partial sun Hot Cool LATESpring Summer

Common Name The Helmut-Shaped Anther Brachycorythis - In China Duan Ju Bao Ye Lan

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in the western Himalayas, India, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Myanmar, Thailand, Hunan, Guangdong, Hong Kong, Guangxi, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan provinces of China, Vietnam and Taiwan on scrubby slopes, grasslands, hilltops and damp areas along gullies at elevations of 200 to 2100 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with oblong tubers giving rise to an erect stem with 2 to 3, basal, tubular sheaths and carrying densely, 4 to 6, elliptic to ovate, sometimes oblong-elliptic, acute apically leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence that is as long as the leaves to slightly shorter but, much longer than the floral bracts

Synonyms Brachycorythis truncatolabellata (Hayata) S.S.Ying 1977; Gymnadenia galeandra (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1878; Habenaria galeandra (Rchb.f.) Benth. 1861; Habenaria galeandra var. annamica Gagnep. 1934; Phyllomphax championii (Lindl.) Schltr. 1919; Phyllomphax galeandra (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1919; Phyllomphax truncatolabellata (Hayata) Schltr. 1919; Platanthera championii Lindl. 1855; *Platanthera galeandra Rchb.f. 1852; Platanthera truncatolabellata Hayata 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Platanthera galeadra; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Gymnadenia galeandra; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as Habenaria galeandra drawing ok; Flore Generale de Indo-Chine Volume 6 Gagnepain 1934 as Habenaria galeandra; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; 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 fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide;