Schoenorchis vanoverberghii Ames 1915

Photo by Hsu Tian Chuan and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Drawing by Su Horng-Jye [Flora of Taiwan 2nd Edition 5: pl.440 2000] and The China Eflora Website

Common Name Vanoverbergh's Schoenorchis [Belgian Missionary and Plant collector late 1800's earlier 1900's] - In China Tai wan chi chun lan

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Taiwan and the Philippines in forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect to scrambling stem carrying many, distichous, flat, narrowly oblong to linear-lanceolate, obtuse to unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a paniculate, arising from near the apex of the stem, branched, 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with deltoid floral bracts.

Synonyms Schoenorchis paniculata var. vanoverberghii (Ames) S.S.Ying 1977

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippiana Valmayor 1984; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Liu & Wang 2014 photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #3 2015 photo fide;