Hemipilia crassicalcarata S.S.Chien 1931 Hemipilia sect. Hemipilia


Photos by The Chinese Orchid Society

Common Name The Thick Spurred Hemipilia - In China Cu Ju She Hui Lan

Flower Size .6" [1.4 cm]

Found in southern Shaanxi, southeastern Shanxi and northern and western Sichuan provinces of China in cypress forests and on grassy slopes at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with ellipsoid tubers giving rise to a stem with a basal, tubular cataphyl and carrying 1 to rarely 3, ovate to ovate-cordate, basally cordate to subcuneate, acute apically leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, 5.2 to 12" [13 to 30 cm] long, subdensely 2 to 15 flowered inflorescence with 4, ovate to lanceolate sterile bracts and lanceolate shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Hemipilia silvestrii Pamp.1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 #7 2001 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; 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 Photo fide