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

Photo by Jin Xiaohua


Common Name The Three Forked Hemipilia

Flower Size .256 to .336" [6.4 to 8.4 mm]

Found in northwestern Yunnan province of China in marshes and wet grasslands at elevations around 2900 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with globose tubers giving rise to an erect, provided with a basal, tubular sheath stem and carrying a single, cauline, porrect, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, peduncle provided with 2 occasionally foliaceous sterile bracts, rachis .8 to 2.4" [2 to 6 cm] long, subdensely 6 to 9 flowered inflorescence with lanceolateshorter than the overy floral bracts and carrying secund, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Amitostigma trifurcatum Tang, F.T.Wang & K.Y.Lang 1982; Ponerorchis trifurcata (Tang, F.T.Wang & K.Y.Lang) X.H.Jin, Schuit. & W.T.Jin 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Amitostigma trifurcatum; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Amitostigma trifurcatum; 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; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as Ponerorchis trifurcata photo fide