Hylophila lanceolata (Blume) Miq. 1859


Photo by Jim Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full Shade  Hot Warm Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Lanceolate Hylophila

Flower Size .35" [7.5mm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sumatra and the Philippines in dark humid, hill and lower montane forests at elevations of 600 to 1600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with basally decumbent and then erect stem carrying 6 to 7, ovate, acuminate, acute, larger below and smaller above, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base enveloped by tubular sheaths leaves that bloom in the spring on an erect, 6" [15 cm] long, densely many flowered, terete, sparsely pubescent, olive inflorescence with 3 tubular sheaths and triangular-lanceolate, gradually long, acuminate floral bracts and carrying wide open flowers that face in all directions and about 1/4 of them open at any one time..

Synonyms Dicerostylis kinabaluensis Carr 1935; *Dicerostylis lanceolata Blume 1859;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905 as Dicerostylis lanceolata; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Dicerostylis lanceolata drawing ok; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Dicerostylis lanceolata; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974 as Dicerostylis lanceolata drawing fide; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 71 1-30 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand VII Seidenfaden 1976 as Dicerostylis lanceolatus drawing fide; Dansk Botanisl Arkiv Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Neottiodeae Seidenfaden 1978 as Dicerostylis lanceolata drawing fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as Dicerostylis lanceolata; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlecter 1982; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Woods & Seidenfaden 1992; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photos fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photos fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing ok; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide