Odontochilus nanlingensis (L.P.Siu & K.Y.Lang) Ormerod 2003

Photo by Kuo-Chu Yueh and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage


Common Name The Nanling Odontochilus [A montain range and county within Guangdong province of China] - In China Nan Ling Chi Chun Lan

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Guangdong province of China and Taiwan in forests at elevations of 600 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an ascending, greenish-brown stem carrying 3 to 5, abaxially purple, adaxially deep green, ovate, acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, peducle, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, provided with 2 sterile bracts, villous, rachis .6 to 1.2" [1.5 to 3 cm] long, subdensely m1 to 4 flowered inflorescence with purplish, narrowly ovate, glabrous, sparsely ciliate margins, long acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers.

Synonyms *Anoectochilus nanlingensis L.P.Siu & K.Y.Lang 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Supplements to the Orchid Flora of Taiwan Tian-Chuan Hsu and Shih-Wen Chung 2009 drawing/photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven and Duyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven and Duyuan 2010