!Hancockia uniflora Rolfe 1903 Photo by © Artemesia and Chinese Orchid Website

Drawing by © Chinese Orchid Website

Common Name The Single Flowered Hancockia - In China Dian Lan

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in southern Yunnan China, Japan, Ryukyu Islands and Vietnam in montane forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with loosely arranged on the rhizome, narrowly cylindric pseudobulbs carrying single, apical, elliptic-ovate to ovate-lanceolate, papery, acute, subrounded below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a.8" [2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with basal membraneous tubular sheaths and cymbiform floral bracts.

Synonyms Chrysoglossella japonica Hatus. 1967; Hancockia japonica (Hatus.) Maek. 1971

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 43-46 Thuniinae etc 1984 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok