Hetaeria youngsayei Ormerod 2004

Plant and Flowers in situ Hong Kong

Photos by © The Hong Kong Wildlife.net Website

Common Name Youngsay’s Hetaeria [Chinese Orchid Enthusiast current] - In China Xiang gang fan chun lan

Flower Size .2” [5 mm]

Found in Hong Kong, Hainan province of China, and Thailand in seasonal evergreen forests and lower mixed deciduous forests at elevations around 120 to 900 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with slender, stems carrying 2 to 8, cauline, obliquely lanceolate to oblong to elliptic, acute to subacuminate leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, glandular-pubescent, rachis 2.76" to 6" [6.9 to 15 cm] long 10 to 13.6” [25 to 34.5 cm] long overall, 12 to many flowered inflorescence with a c linear-triangular, acuminate, 1 to 3 veined, glandular pubescent on the dorsal side, shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying subsessile to sessile flowers

Synonyms Hetaeria shiuyingiana L.Li & F.W.Xing 2009

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