Hemipilia omeishanica (Tang, F.T.Wang & K.Y.Lang) Y.Tang & H.Peng 2015 Hemipilia sect. Alpestres Y. Tang & H. Peng 2015

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Common Name The Mt Omei Hemipilia [A mountain in Sichuan province of China]

Flower Size

Found in Sichuan province of China on Mt Omei [Emei] in rocky places along streams grasslands and forest margins at elevations around 2800 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with ovoid tubers giving rise to an erect stem with 1 to 2 tubular basal sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, above the middle, cauline, alternate, widely paced, green, lackingpurple spots, narrowly oblong, oblong to elliptic, glabrous, acute to shortly acumnate leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, provided with a single, foliaceous, ovate, sterile, glabrous bract, 2.6" [6.5 cm] long, rchis 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] long, subdensely 4 to 8 flowered inflorecence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, basal ones conspicuously longer than the ovary floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven and Duyuan 2009 as Ponerorchis omeishanica; 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; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven and Duyuan 2010 as Ponerorchis omeishanica drawing fide