Herminium ophioglossoides Schltr. 1912

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Part SunCoolColdLATE Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Ophioglossum Like Herminium - In China Chang Ban Jiao Pan Lan

Flower Size .2" [ 5 mm]

Found in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces of China on grassy slopes at elevations of 2100 to 3500 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with ellipsoid to ovoid tubers giving rise to an erect stem with 2 to 3, basal sheaths and carrying a single, basal, arising from within the basal sheaths, elliptic-ligulate, acute to obtuse apically leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a cylindric, ebracteate or with a single sterile bracts that is occasionally leaf bearing, 2 to8" [5 to 10 cm ] long, laxly to subdensely many flowered with lanceolate, much shorter to almost as long as the ovary, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Monorchis ophioglossoides (Schltr.) O.Schwarz 1949

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