Odontochilus poilanei (Gagnep.) Ormerod 2002 Photos by Tripecht P. and the Thailand Orchid Board

Fragrance Full shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name Poilane's Odontochilus [French Orchid Collector in SE Asia 1900's] - In China Chi Zhao Chi Chun Lan - In Thailand Champa din

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Bhutan, Japan, Vietnam and Thailand in broad-leaved evergreen hill forests and valleys at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters as a minature to small sized, warm to cool growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with an erect, purplish red, stout, leafless stem carrying many overlapping, puprlish red, pubescent sheathing scales that blooms in the summer on an erect, 1.2 to 2.8" [3 to 7 cm] long, pubescent, subdensely several to more than 10 flowered inflorescence with purple red, as long as the ovaries floral bracts and carrying fragrant, non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Chamaegastrodia poilanei (Gagnep.) Seidenf. & A.N.Rao 1994; *Evrardia poilanei Gagnep. 1932; Evrardianthe poilanei (Gagnep.) Rauschert 1983; Hetaeria poilanei (Gagnep.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidefaden & Smitnand 1959 as Evrardia poilanei; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Evrardia poilanei; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 as Evrardia poilanei drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 as Chamaegastrodia asaroa; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Maountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide Chamaegastrodia poilanei; Flora Of China Vol 25 Zhengyi & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing/photo fide;

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