Holcoglossum auriculatum Z.J.Liu, S.C.Chen & X.H.Jin 2005

Disected Flowers

Side View of Flower


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Another Flower

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Flower Closeup

Photos by Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Common Name The Eared Holcoglossum

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in southeastern Yunnan province of China in broad leaved, evergreen forests at elevations sround 2300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with stems carrying 3 to 5, nearly terete, fleshy leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, ascending to arching, to 5.6" [14 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence.

Similar to H subulifolium but H auriculatum has narrowly elliptic and denticulate margined petals instead of broadly ovate, entire margined petals.

Synonyms Paraholcoglossum auriculatum (Z.J.Liu, S.C.Chen & X.H.Jin) Z.J.Liu, S.C.Chen & L.J.Chen 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #3 2013 as Paraholcoglossum auriculatum photo fide;