Herminium quinquelobum King & Pantl. 1896

Photo by Bhakta Bahadur Raskot and The Species New to ScienceWebsite

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by by R Pantling and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial sun ColdLATER Summer

Common Name The 5 Lobed Herminium - In China Xiu Li Jiao Pan Lan

Flower Size .12 to .16" [3 to 4 mm]

Found in Chinese Himalayas, the eastern Himalayas and Nepal at elevations around 2330 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a cylindric-fusiform tuber giving rise to an erect, slender stem that is bracteate above the leaves with 2, overlapping, mouth wide basal sheaths and a single, leaflike, linear-lanceoalte, acuminate sheath and carrying 2, basal, arising from within the basal sheath, linear-oblong, subacute leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, glabrous, narrowly winged, 4.8" [12 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Monorchis quinqueloba (King & Pantl.) O.Schwarz 1949

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Indian Orchids: AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 10 1957 drawing good; Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven and Duyuan 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;