Holcoglossum flavescens (Schltr.) Z.H. Tsi 1982

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Plant and Inflorescence

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Common Name The Yellowish Holcoglossum - In China Duan Ju Cao She Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Endemic to China in Yunnan Province on tree trunks in broad-leafed, evergreen forests as a terete leafed, monopodial, miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphtye at elevations of 1200 to 2000 meters with a short stem carrying several short leaves that blooms on a short, axillary, several congested flowered inflorescence occuring in the winter and early spring.

Synonyms *Aerides flavescens Schltr. 1924; Holcoglossum yunnanense hort; Papilionanthe flavescens (Schltr.) Garay 1974; Saccolabium yunpeense (Schltr.) T. Tang & F.T. Wang 1951

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