Rhomboda moulmeinensis (E.C.Parish & Rchb.f.) Ormerod 1995

Photo by Kunming Botanical Gardens

Leaves in situ China

Photo by The Flora of Sichuan and Chongking Website


Drawing by Seidenfaden

Full shade Warm Cold LATERSummer EARLIERFall

Common Name or Meaning The Moulmein Rhomboda [a Town In Myanamar] - In China Yan Li Ling Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, southeastern Xizang, and Yunnan provinces of China, Myanamar and Thailand in damp forests and in valleys at elevations of 400 to 2200 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing terrrestrial with an dark reddish brown stem carrying 5 to 7, abaxially grayish green, adaxially green with a broad white stripe on the midvein, ovate-elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, abruptly narrowing below in to the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on a terminal, sometimes densely villous, 4.8 to 11.2" [12 to 28 cm] long, laxly 5 to 16 flowered inflorescence with 1 to 3, pale red, sterile bracts and pale red, ovate to ovate-lanceoalte, shorter to equal to the length of the ovary, ciliate margins, acuminate apically floral bracts.

Synonyms Anoectochilus moulmeinensis (E.C.Parish & Rchb.f.) Seidenf. 1971; Anoectochilus multiflorus Rolfe 1925; *Hetaeria moulmeinensis E.C.Parish & Rchb.f. 1874; Odontochilus moulmeinensis (E.C.Parish & Rchb.f.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Odontochilus multiflorus (Rolfe) Tang & F.T.Wang 1936; Zeuxine moulmeinensis (E.C.Parish & Rchb.f.) Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Vol 22 Hooker 1894 as Zeuxine moulmeinensis drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959 as Anoectochilus multiflorus; The Orchids of Thailand Seidefaden & Smitnand 1965 corrections as Anoectochilus multiflora; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 66 Hefte 4 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand III Seidenfaden 1971 as Anoectochilus moulmeinensis drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Neottiodeae Seidenfaden 1978 as Anoectochilus moulmeinensis drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos hmm; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide