Holcoglossum rupestre (Hand.-Mazz.) Garay 1972

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Jin Xiao Hua

Another Flower?

Another angle?

Photos by Mr Nakahara


Common Name or Meaning The Rock-Loving? Holcoglossum - In China Dian Xi Cao She Lan

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in northwestern Yunnan province of China in mixed forests at elevations of 2000 to 2400 meters as a small to medium sized cool to cold growing lithophyte with an erect stem carrying many, terete, fleshy, acuminate leaves that blooms in the late spring on an ascending, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, 2 to 10 flowered inflorescence with several ovate sheaths and persistent, ovate floral bracts.

CAUTION The first 2 photos match most references that I have the next 2 not so much, but I have not been aboe to find the correct species for them if they are nt this species.

Synonyms *Vanda rupestris Hand.-Mazz.1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Orchid Digest Vol 62 #4 1998 phots fide to the second 2 photos; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;