Rhomboda tokioi (Fukuy.) Ormerod 1998


Photo/drawing by Averyanov and and The Hoa Lan Vietnam Website

Full shade Warm Cool LATE SpringSummer

Common Name The Tokio Rhomboda - In China Bai Lei Ling Lan

Flower Size

Found in Guangdong province of China, Japan, the Ryukyus, Taiwan and Vietnam in humid broad-leaved shady forests on silicate soils at elevations around 400 to 1300 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a red brown, ascending stem carrying 2 to 5, oblique-ovate, acute, velvety dark green to greenish-brown, with white median stripe, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, erect, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, finely sparsely pubescent, with 1-2 cuneate, pinkish hyaline bracts, rachis to 3.2" [8 cm] long, finely pubescent, many flowered inflorescence with brownish red, ovate-lanceolate, margin ciliate, acuminate, lower ones longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non resupinate, hardly opening flowers.

Synonyms Goodyera pogonorrhyncha Hand.-Mazz. 1937; Hetaeria cristata var. minor Rendle 1902; Hetaeria cristata var. tokioi (Fukuy.) S.S.Ying 1977; *Hetaeria tokioi Fukuy. 1934; Rhomboda pogonorrhyncha (Hand.-Mazz.) Ormerod 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of the Southern Ryukyus Islands Garay & Sweet 1974 as H cristata; Native Orchids of Taiwan Lin 1975 as H cristata drawing ok; Austral. Orchid Rev. 63(4): 11 Omerod 1998 drawing/photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Rhomboda abbreviata [Hetaeria cristata] not = R tokioi compute; Turczaninowia 2011, 14(2) : 15100 Ormerod/Averyanov 2011 drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo not?