Hemipilia kwangsiensis Tang & F.T.Wang ex K.Y.Lang 1998 Hemipilia sect. Hemipilia

Photo by Li Jianwu


Common Name The Kwangsi Hemipilia [The Guangxi Hemipilia] - In China Guang Xi She Hui Lan

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southern Guangxi and southeastern Yunnan provinces of China in forests on limestone substrates at elevations of 400 to 1300 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing terrestrial with ellipsoid tubers giving rise to a stem carrying a single, apical, orbicular to suborbicular, coradate basally, acute apically leaf that blooms in the later summer on an erect, [11 to 18 cm] long, laxly 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence with 3, lanceolate, sterile bracts and ovate to ovate-lanceolate, long acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos 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; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide