Odontochilus clarkei Hook.f. 1890

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TYPE DrawingTYPE Drawing by J D Hooker

Common Name Clarke's Odontocchilus - In China Hong E Chi Chun Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southeastern Xizang, Sikkim and Myanmar in evergreen broadleaved forests at elevations around 1000 to 1100 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an ascending to erect stem carrying 6, abaxially pale green, adaxially dark green, ovate, ovate-elliptic to elliptic-oblique, acute apically, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, 2.8 to 4.8" [7 to 12 cm] long, pubescent, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2 sheathing bracts and purplish red, slightly longer than the ovary, lanceolate, pubescent, acuminate apically floral bracts.

Synonyms Anoectochilus clarkei (Hook.f.) Seidenf. & Smitinand 1959; Cystopus clarkei (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Vol 22 Hooker 1893 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959 as Anoectochilus clarkei; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide [says flowers are pink; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide