Hemipilia thailandica (Seidenf. & Thaithong) Y.Tang & H.Peng 2015 Hemipilia sect. Hemipilia

Photo by Priwan Srisom and The Thai Forests Website

Common Name The Thai Hemipilia - In Thailand Ueang khao tok hin or Nang ua chiang dao

Flower Size .5" [6 mm]

Found in northern Chaiang Mai Thailand in exposed crevasses in limestone rock in upper montane scrub at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect , short stem carrying 2, basal, subsessile, lanceolate-oblong, acuminate leaves with overlapping basaes that blooms in the summer on an erect, 2" [5 cm] long, lax, secund, successively 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute to acuminate bracts

Synonyms Amitostigma thailandicum Seidenf. & Thaithong 1997; Ponerorchis thailandica (Seidenf. & Thaithong) X.H.Jin, Schuit. & W.T.Jin 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide; Phylogeny and classification of the East Asian Amitostigma alliance (Orchidaceae: Orchideae) based on six DNA markers Ying Tang, Tomohisa Yukawa, Richard M Bateman, Hong Jiang & Hua Peng 2015 photo fide