Hetaeria obliqua Blume 1859


Photos by Jin Xiaohua


Drawing by © Seidenfaden


Drawing by © Collection des Orchidées les plus remarquables de l'archipel Indien et du Japon 1858

Full shade Hot Warm Spring

Common Name The Oblique Hetaeria - In China Xie Ban Fan Chun Lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Hainan province of China, Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra in dense lowland forests on sandstone and limestone rocks in shade at elevations of 300 to 400 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing litho-terrestrial with a stem carrying 5 to 8 well spaced leaves in the upper third stem with ovate, acute, asymetric, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a woolly pubescent, 10.4 to 13.6" [26 to 34 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with 4 to 5 sterile bracts and lanceolate, shorter than the ovary, abaxially puberulent, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Dossinia obliqua Miq.1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing 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 fide