Adenoncos sumatrana J.J.Sm. 1909

Photo courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Common Name The Sumatran Adenoncos

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in penninsular Thailand, Borneo, Sumatra and Western Malaysia in secondary and peat swamp forests at elevations of sealevel to 1350 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a stem enveloped completely by imbricate, basally clasping, leaf bearing sheaths, the older leafless and each younger leafed, carrying lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, conduplicate below into the sheath leaves that blooms on an axillary, to .33" [8 mm] long, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with a fractiflex rachis and carrying, fragrant flowers held close to the stem.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963 drawing fide; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids 1965 drawing fide; Opera Botanica # 95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman and Wood etal 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide