Herminium wangianum X.H.Jin, Schuit., Raskoti & Lu Q.Huang 2015

Photo by Jin Xiaohua


Drawing by Flora of China


Common Name Wang's Herminium

Flower Size

Found in southwestern Sichuan and northwestern Yunnan China in forests at elevations around 2800 to 3500 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with globose tubers giving rise to an erect to ascending, slender stem with 2 tubular sheaths and a single, basal, oblong, obtuse leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, peduncle .6 to 3.2" [1.5 to 8 cm] long, rachis .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence with spirally twisted, linear, shorter than the ovary, acuminate floral bracts and carrying green flowers

Synonyms Androcorys spiralis Tang & F.T.Wang 1940

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973 as Androcorys spiralis; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2009 as Androcorys spiralis; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2011 as Androcorys spiralis drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;