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Anoectochilus sandvicensis

Anoectochilus sandvicensis Lindl.

Hawai'i Jeweled Orchid, Hawaiian Jeweled Orchid

Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Synonym(s): Anoectochilus apiculatus

USDA Symbol: ANSA2

USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Usually flowers between August and December. But may flower year-round.


Native Distribution: Endemic to Hawaii.
Native Habitat: Terrestrial, growing in dense shade on wet ground, or on the lower parts of tree trunks.


Propagation Material: Seeds

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.


Bibref 1798 - Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawaii, Revised Edition (1999) Wagner, W.L.; Herbst, D.R.; Sohmer, S.H.

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Web Reference

Webref 35 - Go Orchids (2019) North American Orchid Conservation Center (NAOCC)

Additional resources

USDA: Find Anoectochilus sandvicensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Anoectochilus sandvicensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Anoectochilus sandvicensis


Record Modified: 2019-06-25
Research By: CBR

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