Herminium jaffreyanum King & Pantl. 1896

Drawing by by R Pantling and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial sun ColdLATER Summer

Common Name Jaffrey's Herminium [English Horticulturist and developer of Chinchona agriculture in Darjeeling later 1800's]]

Flower Size .08 to .12" [2 to 3 mm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas at elevations around 2330 to 3330 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a ellipsoid to subglobose tuber giving rise to an erect basally sheathed stem that is bracteate above the leaves with 2, overlapping, mouth wide basal sheaths and linear-lanceolate, acute sheaths and carrying 2, basal, arising from within the basal sheath, linear-oblong to oblong, acute, sessile leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, glabrous, 1.8" to 3.2" [4.5 to 8 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with small, lanceolate, minutely glandular, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Monorchis jaffreyana (King & Pantl.) O.Schwarz 1949

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Indian Orchids: Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002;