Herminium ecalcaratum (Finet) Schltr. 1919

Photo by Jin Xiaohua


Common Name The Spurless Herminium - In China - Wu Ju Jiao pan lan

Flower Size

Found in western Sichuan and northwestern Yunnan provinces of China in alpine grasslands at elevations of 2500 to 3200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with oblong-ovoid tubers giving rise to an erect stem provided with 2 basal tubular sheaths and carrying 2, cauline, widely spaced, alternate, oblong, obtuse leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, 2.8 to 5.6" [7 to 14 cm] long, peduncle cylindric, provided with 1 to 4, ovate-lanceolate, sterile bracts, rachis 1.2 to 3.2" [3 to 8 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceola to lanceolate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Monorchis ecalcarata (Finet) O.Schwarz 1949; *Peristylus ecalcaratus Finet 1901

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;