Odontochilus brevistylis Hook. f. 1890

Plant and Flower in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia

Photos by David Kuehn

Another Flower?

Leaves and Flowers

Photos by Liu Yan

Full shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name The Short Column Odontochilus - In China Duan Zhu Chi Chun Lan - In Thailand Si an

Flower Size .4 to .55" [1 to 1.4 cm]

Found in southeastern Xizang and Yunnan provinces of China India, Thailand and Malaysia in humid broad-leaved, evergreen forests at elevations of 750 to 1600 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with distant, abaxially pale green, adaxially dark green, narrowly oblong to ovate-lanceolate, acute, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, peduncle 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long, rachis 1.6 to 2.8" " [4 to 7 cm] long, lax, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with narrowly ovate, acuminate, outer surface pubescent, slightly shorter to somewhat exceeding the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Anoectochilus brevistylis (Hook. f.) Ridl. 1907; Anoectochilus candidus (T.P.Lin & C.C.Hsu) K.Y.Lang 1999; Anoectochilus inabae var. candidus (T.P.Lin & C.C.Hsu) S.S.Ying 1996; Anoectochilus tonkinensis Gagnep. 1931; Cystopus brevistylis (Hook. f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Hooker's Icones Planetarum Vol II Hooker 1893 drawing fide; Holttum Flora of Malaysia Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as Anoectochilus brevistylus; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 66 Hefte 4 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand III Seidenfaden 1971 as Anoectochilus brevistylis drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 as Anoectochils brevistylis drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as Anoectochilus brevistylus drawing ok; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994 as Anoectochilus brevistylus; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; Wild Orchids of the Casmeron Highlands REACH 2009 photo good; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 as Anoectochilus brevistylis photo fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide