Lecanorchis malaccensis Ridl. 1893

Photos by Tripetch P.

Full Hot Warm Fall" Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Malaccan Lecanorchis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Thailand, Malayasia, Sumatra and Borneo in moist shady forests at elevations of sea level to 600 meters meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a slender, brittle, dark purple to almost blackish brown, sometimes branching stem carrying about 3, widely separated, small, triangular sheaths and blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, terminal, to .6" [1.5 cm] long, successively 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence with rounded, concave floral bracts

Synonyms Lecanorchis ridleyana Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo 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; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide; Turczaninowia 2011, 14(2) : 15100 Averyanov 2011 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 21 2018 drawing/photo fide