Hetaeria anomala Lindl. 1857


Plant and Flowers in situ Sumatra

Photos by J. B. ComberThe Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Deviating Hetaeria - In China Si Xian Fan Chun Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm] long

Found in Assam, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Hainan province of China, Borneo, Malaysia, Sumatra, Sulawesi, the Philippines and Taiwan in lower and upper montane forests in humus among rocks, beside rivers and old landslide areas at elevations of 800 to 2100 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial orchid with 2 to 5, obliquely lanceolate, acute, gradually narrows into the channelled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter through fall on an erect, lax, long pubescent, 9.2" [23.5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying broad and basally concave, pubescent, ciliate, triangular, acute, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Aetheria anomala Lindl. 1857; Hetaeria biloba (Ridl.) Seidenf. & J.J.Wood 1992; Hetaeria grandiflora Ridl. 1923; Hetaeria hainanensis Tang & F.T.Wang 1974; Hetaeria rotundiloba J.J.Sm. 1926 publ. 1927; Zeuxine biloba Ridl. 1909

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 as H rotundifolia drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as H biloba drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 as H biloba drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 4 2003 drawing/photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing hmm; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo