Herminium chloranthum Tang & F.T.Wang 1940

Plant and Flowers

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Full shadeColdSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Green Herminium - In China Ai Jiao Pan Lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in western southern Xizang, Sichuan and northwestern Yunnan provinces of China in alpine grasslands at elevations of 2500 to 4100 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with ellipsoid to subglobose tubers giving rise to an erect stem with 2 to 3, basal, tubular sheaths and carrying 1 to 3, usually 2, basal, subopposite, oblong, elliptic to spathulate, obtuse to acute apically leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, 1.8 to 7.6" [4.5 to 19 cm] long, cylindric, ebracteate, laxly few to subdensely many flowered inflorescence with ovate, shorter than the ovary, obtuse floral bracts and carrying nodding flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photo hmm old flowers only; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide