Odontochilus asraoa (J.Joseph & Abbar.) Ormerod 2005 Photo by Stig Dalstrom

Drawing as Chamaegastrodia asraoa Drawing by Susanna Stuart-Smith

Full Shade LATESummer EARLYFall

Common Name or Meaning A S Rao's Odontochilus [Indian Scientist and discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .28 to .34" [7 to 8.5 mm]

Found in Assam India, the eastern Himalayas, Nepal and Bhutan in dense mixed jungle at elevations around 3000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing, leafless at blooming terrestrial with an erect, red, pilose stem enveloped by many annular, basally slacping, hyaline, expanding and broadening up the stem, that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, rachis to 2.8" [7 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with elliptic-ovate, concave, acute, dorsally keeled, longer than the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms Chamaegastrodia asraoa (J.Joseph & Abbar.) Seidenf. & A.N.Rao 1994; *Evrardia asraoa J.Joseph & Abbar. 1983 publ. 1985; Evrardianthe asraoa (J.Joseph & Abbar.) C.S.Kumar Manilal 1994; Hetaeria asraoa (J.Joseph & Abbar.) Karth. 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 as Chamaegastrodia asraoa drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #3 2013 photo fide;