Herminium souliei (Finet) Rolfe 1903

Plant and Flowers in situ China Photos by The Orchid Society of China Website

Part ShadeCoolCold Summer

Common Name or Meaning Soulie's Herminium [French Plant Collector and Missionary late 1800's and early 1900's]- In China Kuan E Jiao Pan Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [7 mm]

Found in southeastern Tibet, western Sichuan and northeastern and western Yunnan provinces of China in broad leaved forests, coniferous forests and grassy slopes at elevations of 1400 to 4200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with oblong-ellipsoid tubers giving rise to a stem with 2 to 3, basal, tubular sheaths and carrying 2 to 4, basal, subopposite or cauline, widely spaced and alternate, narrowly oblong, acute leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, cylindric, 3.2 to 10" [8 to 25 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2, lanceolate sterile bracts and ovate-lanceolate, shorter than the ovary, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms *Herminium angustifolium var. souliei Finet 1901; Herminium limprichtii Schltr. 1919; Herminium souliei var. lichiangense W.W.Sm. 1915; Monorchis souliei (Finet) O.Schwarz 1949

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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;