Hetaeria finlaysoniana Seidenf. 1997

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Lamunpan and the Phuket Outdoors Forum

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Common Name Finlayson's Hetaeria [English Merchant and Orchid collecter/Enthusiast 1800's] - In China Xi Xian Fan Chun Lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southwestern Guangxi and Hainan provinces of China, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand in dense tropical rainforests and seasonal evergreen forests in leaf litter at elevations of 300 to 800 meters as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 4 to 5, scattered all along the stem, oblong to narrowly elliptic, slightly to strongly unequal and acute apically, basally obtuse rounded into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a termial, erect, elongate, slender, 6 to 8.8" [15 to 22 cm] long, pubescent, subdensely many flowered with sterile, pink, lanceolate, abaxially weakly pubescent bracts and with pink, lanceolate, slightly shorter than the ovary, abaxially weakly pubescent, acuminate apically floral bracts

Synonyms *Goodyera elongata Lindl. 1840; Hetaeria elongata (Lindl.) Trimen 1885; Orchiodes elongatum (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Rhamphidia elongata (Lindl.) Lindl. 1857

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as Heataeria sp [Kerr 404] drawing good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as H nitida drawing fide; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 as H elongata drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo plant only; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(2): 123128. Ponert Vuong & etal 2015 drawing/photo fide