Anoectochilus formosanus Hayata 1914

Plant Photos by Patrick Vuurman

Although marked A brevilabris these 2 photos are A formosanus

Plant and leaves Photos by Allen Black

Another Flower Photo by Badlydrawnboy22 Phil and his Flickr Photo Website


Common Name The Formosa Anoectochilus - In China Tai Wan Yin Xian Lan

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Formosa on shady forest floors at moderate elevations as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial orchid with dark reddish green leaves with an attractive veining on the velvety surface that blooms on a 6" [15 cm] tall erect inflorescence with a few flowers

Synonyms Anoectochilus tetsuoi Ohwi 1958

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin No 63 No 11 1994 photo; AOS Bulletin No 63 No 12 1994 photo leaf only; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2004; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok