Hymenorchis javanica (Teijsm. & Binn.) Schltr. 1913

Photo by Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Inflorescence Photo by Lourens Grobler


Common Name The Java Hymenorchis

Found only in west Java at elevations of 900 to 1000 meters on tall exposed trees in moist forests as a miniature sized, cool to warm growing, monopodial epiphyte with very short stems carrying 4 to 10, oblong, acute, dark green above, paler below, thick, fleshy, finely serrated margins, witha few short bristles that blooms in the spring and summer on very short, pendulous, .6" [1.5 cm] long, 4 to 12 flowered inflorescence with close set, pendant, bell-shaped flowers

Synonyms *Oeceoclades javanica Teijsm. & Binn. 1862; Saccolabium javanicum (Teijsm. & Binn.) J.J.Sm 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Saccolabium javanicum; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing?; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Halle' 1977 photo ok; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 4 2005 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;