Hemipilia wenshanensis (W.H.Chen, Y.M.Shui & K.Y.Lang) Y.Tang & H.Peng 2015 sect. Tsaiorchis Y. Tang & H. Peng 2015

Photo by © Ying Tang


Drawing by © Wu Xilin


Common Name The Wenshan Hemipilia - In China Wen Shan Wu Zhu Lan

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Yunnan province of China in forests at elevations around 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a oblong tuber giving rise to am erect stem provided with 1 to 2, basal tubular sheaths and carrying 2 apical, erect to porrect, oblong-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, peduncle ebracteate, rachis .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, subdensely 6 to 9 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-secund flowers.

Synonyms Amitostigma wenshanense W.H.Chen, Y.M.Shui & K.Y.Lang 2003; Ponerorchis wenshanensis (W.H.Chen, Y.M.Shui & 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 and Duyuan 2009 as Amitostigma wenshanense; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven and Duyuan 2010 as Amitostigma wenshanense drawing fide; Molecular systematics of subtribe Orchidinae and Asian taxa of Habenariinae (Orchideae, Orchidaceae) based on plastid matK, rbcL and nuclear ITS Wei-Tao Jin, Xiao-Hua Jin, André Schuiteman, De-Zhu Li, Xiao-Guo Xiang, Wei-Chang Huang, Jian-Wu Li, Lu-Qi Huang f 2014 photo 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 Photo fide