Herminium pusillum Ohwi & Fukuy. 1934

Plant and Flowers Photos by Toshizo Numata M.D and his Wild Orchids in Aomori Prefecture Website


Common Name The Small-Flowered Herminium - In China Xiao Dou Rui Lan

Flower Size small

Found in Japan and Taiwan in forests and alpine meadows at elevations of 2500 to 3500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with an ovoid to globose tuber giving rise to an erect, slender stem with 1 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, ovate to oblong, obtuse, leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, rachis 1" [2.5 cm] long, 8 to 13 flowered infloresence with ovate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Androcorys japonensis Maek. 1936; Androcorys pusillus (Ohwi & Fukuy.) Masam. 1963;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Androcorys pusillus ; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Androcorys pusillus drawing ok