Hemipilia amplexifolia (Tang & F.T.Wang) Y.Tang & H.Peng 2015 Hemipilia sect. Tetralobae Y. Tang & H. Peng 2015

Collection Sheet by Luo Yi Bo courtesy of Kew Plants of the WOrld Webpage


Common Name The Wide Leaved Hemipilia - In China Bao Jing Ye Wu Zhu Lan

Flower Size

Found in Sichuan province of China in forests as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with a globose tuber goving rise to an erect stem provided with a single, tubular, basal sheath and carrying a single, densely pubescent near the base, subbasal to cauline, porrect, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, acute leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, 1.6 to 1.8" [4 to 7 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with oblong-elliptic, obtuse to acute, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying white flower with purplish red spots.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven and Duyuan 2009 as Amitostigma amplexifolia; 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