Hemipilia flabellata Bureau & Franch. 1891

Side View Of Flower



Photos by Guy Van der Kinderen


Common Name The Fan-Shaped Hemipilia - In China Shan Chun She Hui Lan

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Yunnan, Sichuan and Guizhou provinces of China in rocky, mossy places on limestone and in open forests, at elevations of 2000 to 3200 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid with a horizontal-growing ellipsoid tuber, bearing one heart-shaped, densely purplish-speckled leaf on a short stem, so that it appears to be lying flat on the substrate. A terminal inflorescence, up to 11 1/4" [28 cm] tall, is produced from June to August, carrying 3-15 white to pink flowers, with a haze of green on the lateral sepals with lanceolate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts..

Synonyms Hemipilia cordifolia var. subflabellata Finet 1901; Hemipilia flabellata var. grandiflora Finet 1901; Hemipilia flabellata var. leptoceras So 1929; Hemipilia quinquangularis Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Hemipilia sikangensis Tang & F.T.Wang 1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 7 2001 photo fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 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