Hemipilia purpureopunctata (K.Y.Lang) X.H.Jin, Schuit. & W.T.Jin 2014 Hemipilia sect. Hemipilia

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Daniel Winkler and Daniel Winkler's Website

Full shadeCoolColdLATERSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Purple Spotted Hemipiliopsis - In China Zi Ban Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southeastern Xizang province of China and northeastern India in broad-leaved evergreen forests, grasslands and sandy soils along rivers at elevations of 2100 to 3400 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with purple spots throughout the plant and flower and has tubers giving rise to an erect stem with 2 sterile, scale-like bracts and carrying a single, light purple abaxially, green spotted with purple adaxially, elliptic to ovate-oblong leaf that blooms in the later summer on an erect, 3.2" to 8" [8 to 20 cm] long, 2 to 20 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms *Habenaria purpureopunctata K.Y.Lang 1978; Hemipiliopsis purpureopunctata (K.Y.Lang) Y.B.Luo & S.C.Chen 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Hemipiliopsis purpureopunctata ; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 Hemipiliopsis purpureopunctata drawing ok; 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