Hemipilia yueana (Tang & F.T.Wang) Y.Tang & H.Peng 2015 Hemipilia sect. Alpestres Y. Tang & H. Peng 2015

Photos by Xiaohua Jin and The Flora of Sichuan and Chingqing Website

Common Name Yuean's Hemipilia - In China Chi Pian Wu Zhu Lan

Flower Size

Found in southeastern Xizang and northwestern Yunnan provinces of China in rhodedendron thickets on moss, and alpine grasslands on at elevations of 3000 to 3700 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with globose tubers giving rise to an erect stem provided with 1 to 2, basal tubular sheaths and carrying 2, cauline, erect to porrect, widely spaced, narrowly ovate, oblong-lanceolate to oblanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, peduncle ebracteate, rachis 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with narrowly ovate to oblong-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms *Amitostigma yueanum Tang & F.T.Wang 1940; Ponerorchis yueana (Tang & F.T.Wang) 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 Amitostigm yuanum; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven and Duyuan 2010 as Amitostigm yuanum 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