!Myrmechis gracilis (Blume) Blume 1859

Drawing by J J Smith

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Karl Ludwig von Blume courtesy of Kurt Stueber, 2007. Dieses Buch ist geschützt durch die GNU Free Document License

Common Name or Meaning The Graceful Myrmechis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sumatra, Java and the Philippines in dark, damp primary forests at elevations of 1800 to 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid with a creeping, becoming apically erect stem carrying 3 to 12, ovate, cordate, acute, dark green with a lighter mid-rib, finely undulate margin leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, finely pubescent, 1.2" [3 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with a sterile, reddish bract midway and triangular, acute, concave, brownish floral bracts.

Synonyms *Anoectochilus gracilis Blume 1825; Neottia alsinifolia Reinw. ex Blune 1859; Odontochilus gracilis (Blume) T.Yukawa 2016; Ramphidia alsinifolia Lindl. 1857; Rhamphidia alsinifolia Lindl. 1857;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002 photo fide