Chamaeanthus wenzelii Ames 1915

Plant and Flower Photo by Ron Boos Waling Waling


Common Name or Meaning Wenzel's Chamaeanthus [Orchid Collector and Enthusiast Late 1800's to early 1900's]- In China Di Yao Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [.8 mm]

Found in southern Taiwan and the Philippines in forests on tree trunks as a miniature sized epiphyte with a short stem carrying 8 to 10, distichous, leathery, linear, falcate, acute and irregularily bilobed apically, amplexicaul sheathing base leaves that blooms in the winter on an axillary, simple, pendulous, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts


CAUTION I cannot verify this determination so please use with caution

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;