Odontochilus poilanei (Gagnep.) Ormerod 2002

Photos by Tripecht P.

Fragrance Full shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name Poilane's Odontochilus [French Orchid Collector in SE Asia 1900's] - In China Chi Zhao Chi Chun Lan - In Thailand Champa din

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Bhutan, Japan, Vietnam and Thailand in broad-leaved evergreen hill forests and valleys at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters as a minature to small sized, warm to cool growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with an erect, purplish red, stout, leafless stem carrying many overlapping, puprlish red, pubescent sheathing scales that blooms in the summer on an erect, 1.2 to 2.8" [3 to 7 cm] long, pubescent, subdensely several to more than 10 flowered inflorescence with purple red, as long as the ovaries floral bracts and carrying fragrant, non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Chamaegastrodia poilanei (Gagnep.) Seidenf. & A.N.Rao 1994; *Evrardia poilanei Gagnep. 1932; Evrardianthe poilanei (Gagnep.) Rauschert 1983; Hetaeria poilanei (Gagnep.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidefaden & Smitnand 1959 as Evrardia poilanei; The Orchids of Thailand Seidefaden & Smitnand 1965 corrections as Hetaeria poilanei; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Evrardia poilanei; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257 - 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974 as Evrardia poilanei; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 as Evrardia poilanei drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994 as Evradianthe poilanei; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 as Chamaegastrodia asaroa; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Maountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide Chamaegastrodia poilanei; Flora Of China Vol 25 Zhengyi & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #3 2013 photo fide; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide