Odontochilus tashiroi (Maxim.) Makino 1900

Photo by Liu Yan

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Hayata

Full shade Warm CoolSpring Summer

Common Name Tashiro's Odontochilus - In China Tai Wan Chi Chun Lan

Flower Size 3/4" [1.85 cm]

Found in Vietnam and Taiwan in closed humid broad-leaved forests on rocky limestone at elevations of 500 to 1700 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an ascending stem carrying 4 to 7 distant, uniform green, ovate to ovate-oblong, slightly oblique, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, peduncle green tinged reddish brown, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, rachis .8 to 2.4" [2 to 6 cm] long, pubescent, laxly 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence with narrowly ovate, acuminate, finely pubescent, slightly shorter than the ovary floral bracts carrying erect, non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms *Anoectochilus inabae Hayata 1914; Odontochilus inabae [Hayata] T P Lin 1975

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Hooker's Icones Planetarum Vol II Hooker 1893; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974 as Anoectochilus inabai drawing ok; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok