Hemipilia galeata Ying Tang, X.X.Zhu & H.Peng 2016

Hemipilia sect. Hemipilia

Drawing by Susana Stuart-Smith

Another Drawing Drawing by R Pantling and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Helmet Hemipilia

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Fuijian province of China on moss covered rocks at elevations around 250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with ovoid tubers giving rie to an erect, slender, green with purple marked stems provided with a tubular, basal sheath and carrying a single, subbasal, elliptic, acute,adaxailly green with purple markings, rarely all greeen, abaxially plae green, contracted below into an amplexicaul base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm] long, 1 to 13 flowered inflorescence with elliptic to ovate, acuminate, connivent and shrter than the ovary floral bract


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Hemipilia galeata (Orchideae, Orchidaceae), a new species from Fujian Province, southeastern China YING TANG, XIN-XIN ZHU1, HUA PENG & JIN-SHUANG MA 2016 Phytotaxa 245 (4) 2016 Magnolia Press drawing/photo fide;