!Acriopsis liliifolia [Koenig] Ormerod 1995

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Common Name or Meaning The Lily-Like Leaf Acriopsis - In Thailand - Ruhini

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Moderate shade and humidity as well as hot to warm conditions are required with a dry period when not growing and then ample water while in growth to have this epiphytic orchid bloom in the spring and summer on a basal, 22" [25 cm] long, erect, paniculate inflorescence with many [to 200] flowers arising basally with basal sheaths where it is found in Thailand, Indochina, Malaysia, Indonesia, Borneo, Sulawesi, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Northern Australia and the Philippines from sealevel to under 1600 meters in altitude in lowland swamps and montane forests as well as semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests at elevations of sealevel to 700 meters. This small to medium sized epiphyte has small, clustered, ovoid, 5 to 7 noded pseudobulbs and carries 3 to 4 apical, coriaceous, linear, obtuse leaves and has a symbiotic relationship with ants.

In Java treatments for fevers associated with Malaria have been treated by boiling the plant and making a broth which is taken by mouth.

Synonyms Acriopsis annamica Finet 1911; Acriopsis crispa Griff.; Acriopsis floribunda Ames 1920; Acriopsis griffithii Rchb. f. 1854; Acriopsis harae Tuyama 1964; Acriopsis insulari-silvatica Fukuy. 1938; !Acriopsis javanica Reinw. ex Blume 1823; Acriopsis javanica var. auriculata Minderh. & de Vogel 1986; Acriopsis javanica var. floribunda (Ames) Minderh. & de Vogel 1986; Acriopsis javanica var. nelsoniana (F.M.Bailey) J.J.Sm. 1929; Acriopsis liliifolia var. auriculata (Minderh. & de Vogel) J.J.Wood 2001 ; Acriopsis picta Lindl. 1843; Acriopsis nelsoniana F.M. Bailey 1883; Acriopsis papuana Kraenzl. ex K. Schum. & Lauterb. 1905; Acriopsis philippinensis Ames 1908; Acriopsis picta Lindl. 1843; Acriopsis sumatrana Schltr. 1900; *Epidendrum liliifolium Koenig 1791; Spathoglottis trivalvis Lindl. 1828

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as A griffithii; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as A javanica; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Acriopsis javanica; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Acriopsis javanica drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as A javanica; The Orchids Of Malaya Holtum 1953 as A javanica; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 4 1959; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as A javanica drawing fide; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids 1965 as A javanica drawing fide ; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 6 1978; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo fide; Orchidiana Philippiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Monographs Vol 1 De Vogel 1986 as A javanica; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 as A javanica photo fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 as A javanica drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991 as A javanica drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as A javanica drawing/photo fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 as A javanica; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 as A javanica; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 as A javanica photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as A javanica; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995 as A javanica; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Teo 1995 as Acriopsis javanica; A Feild Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as A javanica photo fide; The A to Z of SE Asian Orchid Species O'Byrne 2001 A liliifolia photo fide; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 as A javanica photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photos fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photos fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 8 2004 photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as A harae; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide

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