Odontochilus occultus (Blume) J.M.H.Shaw 2016

Plant and Flowers

Photos by J B Comber


Drawing by J J Smith

Full shade LATE EARLY

Common Name The Hidden Odontochilus

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Borneo and western Java in mossy forests on mossy boulders at elevations around 1000 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with several stems arising from the horizontal one, each carrying 4, very small, ovate, acute, dark green, lower ones with a short petioe, above sessile leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Anoectochilus occultus (Blume) Miq. 1859; *Cystopus occultus Blume 1859; Pristiglottis occulta (Blume) Cretz. & J.J.Sm. 1934

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905 as Cystopus occultus; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Cystopus occultus drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photos fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as Pristiglottis occultus