Hemipilia tibetica (Schltr.) Y.Tang & H.Peng 2015 Hemipilia sect. Alpestres Y. Tang & H. Peng 2015

Photo by SUN Hang and the Biodiversity of the Hengduan Mountains Orchid Website

Part shade Cold LATERSummer

Common Name The Tibet Hemipilia - In China Zi Zang Wu Zhu Lan

Flower Size .35 to .55" [8 to 14 mm]

Found in Tibet and Yunnan Province China in alpine meadows at elevations around 3600 to 4700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with small tubers giving rise to a single, subbasal, erect, ligulate, alnceolate to oblanceolate, subacute to subobtuse leaf that blooms in the later summer on an erect, single flowered inflorescence with oblong-lanceolate, exceeding the ovary, subacute floral bracts.

Synonyms Amitostigma tibeticum Schltr. 1924; Orchis tibetica (Schltr.) Soo' 1929; Ponerorchis tibetica (Schltr.) X.H.Jin, Schuit. & W.T.Jin 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo ok; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo ok; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Orchids of Huanglong Perner, Tang Si-Yuan 2007 photos 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; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as Ponerorchis tibeticum photo fide