Corybas taliensis Tang & F.T.Wang 1951

Plant and Flower in situ China

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Common Name The Ta Li Corybas [An area of Sichuan China] in China Da Li Kai Lan

Flower Size .6" [1.4 cm]

Found in western Sichuan and western Yunnan states of China and Taiwan in forests on rock outcrops or along valleys on mossy rocks at elevations of 1500 to 2600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with a subglobose to ovoid tuber giving rise to an erect, pilose, subterranean stem with a single short cataphyl at the base and a solitary, near the apex of the stem, sessile, cordate, reticulate venation, acute apically leaf that blooms in the later summer on a short, single flowered inflorescence with a lanceolate floral bract

Synonyms Calcearia taliensis (Tang & F.T.Wang) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; *Taiwania, 54(4): 323-333, Newly Discovered Native Orchids of Taiwan (III) Tsan-Piao Lin and Wei-Min Lin 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide