Herminium yunnanense Rolfe 1913 Photo by Li Jianwu

Plant and Flowers in situ China Photo by Orchid Society of China Website

Part SunCoolColdLATE SummerEARLY Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Yunnan Herminium - In China Yun Nan Jiao Pan Lan

Flower Size .1" [5 mm]

Found in western and central Yunnan province of China in forests and grassy slopes at elevations of 1600 to 2800 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with ovoid to ovoid-oblong tubers giving rise to a stem with 2, basal, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, basal, linear to linear-oblong, acute leaf that blooms in the later summer and early fall on an erect, cylindric, 4.8 to 8.8" [12 to 22 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with a few ovate-lanceolate bracts and ovate, shorter than the ovary, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Monorchis yunnanensis (Rolfe) 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 ok; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;