Hemipilia henryi Rolfe 1896 Hemipilia sect. Hemipilia

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Chinese Plant Site

Common Name Henry's Hemipilia [Irish Plant Collector in China 1800's] - In China Lie Chun She Hui Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.8 cm]

Found in western Hubei and eastern Sichuan provinces of China in rock crevasses and cliffs at elevations of 800 to 900 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with ellitptic tubers giving rise to an erect, glabrous stem with 1 to 2 sheaths and carrying 1 to rarely 2, ovate, acute to apiculate apically, cordate to suborbicular basally leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, racemose, erect, 3.2" [8 cm] long, 3 to 9 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate to long acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bract.

Synonyms Hemipilia amesiana Schltr. 1919; Hemipilia cordifolia var. cuneata Finet 1901; Hemipilia cuneata (Finet) Schltr. 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; 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