Hemipilia pugeensis (K.Y.Lang) Y.Tang & H.Peng 2015

Drawing by Wu Zhanghua

Common Name The Puge Hemipilia [An town of southwestern Sichuan]

Flower Size

Found in Sichuan province of China in alpine grasslands at elevations around 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with oblong tubers giving rise to an erect stem provided with 2 tubular, basal sheaths carrying 2, cauline, alternate, widely spaced, green, without purple spots, oblong to oblong-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, to slightly curved, to 6" [125 cm] long, glabrous, rachis to 2.8" [7 cm] long, subdensely 13 flowered inflorescence with foliaceous, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, much longer than the flowers floral bracts.

Synonyms *Orchis pugeensis K.Y.Lang 1987; Ponerorchis pugeensis (K.Y.Lang) S.C.Chen, P.J.Cribb & S.W.Gale 2009

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