Herminium oxysepalum (K.Y.Lang) X.H.Jin, Schuit., Raskoti & Lu Q.Huang 2015

Photo by Jin Weitao


Common Name The Pointed Sepal Herminium

Flower Size

Found in northwestern Yunnan province of China in Abies forests at elevations around 3900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with globose tubers giving rise to an erect to ascending, slender stem enveloped by 2 tubular basal sheaths and carrying elliptic to oblong, obtuse leaves that blooms in the late summer on an erect, [1.8 to 2 cm] long, 6 to 7 flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms *Androcorys oxysepalus K.Y.Lang 1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Androcorys poxysepalus; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Androcorys oxysepalus drawing ok Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;