Rhomboda lanceolata (Lindl.) Ormerod 1995

Photo by © James Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbarium

Plant and Flowers

Plant and Inflorescence

Photo by © Herbier Philatélique Pierre Guertin Philatelic Herbarium

Full Warm Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Lanceolate Rhomboda [refers to the leaf shape]

Flower Size .15" [3mm]

Found in Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Sumatra, Sulawesi, New Guinea and the Philippines in forests in deep shade at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect glabrous stem carrying 3 to 4 lanceolate, acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, 3 to 3.2" [7.5 to 8 cm] long, laxly 10 to 14 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3, lanceolate, acute bracts with lanceolate, pubescent margined floral bracts

Synonyms Adenostylis luzonensis Ames 1908; Adenostylis vanoverberghii Ames 1913 publ. 1914; Anoectochilus luzonensis (Ames) J.J.Wood 1986; Anoectochilus pomrangianus Seidenf. 1978; *Dossinia lanceolata Lindl. 1857; Hetaeria lanceolata (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1874; Macodes lanceolata (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1858; Odontochilus pomrangianus (Seidenf.) Szlach. 1995; Rhomboda luzonensis (Ames) Omerond1995; Zeuxine luzonensis Ames 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 as Adenostylis luzonensis drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Neottiodeae Seidenfaden 1978 as Anoectochilus pomrangianus drawing fide; Kew Bulletin Vol 41 #4:811 Notes on Asiatic and New Guinea Orchidaceae J J Wood 1986 as Anoectochilus luzonensis; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as Anoectochilus pomrangianus drawing fide; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 checklist only; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002 as Anoectochilus pomrangianus photo ok; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; A review on Spiranthoideae genera in Arunachal Pradesh Bulletin of Arunachal Forest Research 27 (1&2) : 1-33, Rao 2011 Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide; Turczaninowia 2011, 14(2) : 15–100 Ormerod/Averyanov 2011; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 Drawing/photo fide;