Hylophila nipponica (Fukuy.) T.P.Lin 1977

Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by Anon

Full shade HotWarm Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Japanese? Hylophila [possibly refers to when Taiwan was part of Japan during WWII as it does not occur in Japan]- In China Dai Chun Lan

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Taiwan in rainforests in shady damp locations at elevations of 100 to 400 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an ascending, black to purplish brown stem carrying 3 to 6, abaxially pale green, adaxially dark green and glossy, obovate to elliptic, acuminate to acute, obtuse below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, reddish brown, sparsely pubescent, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with reddish brown, abaxially pubescent, ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, slightly longer than the pedicel and ovary, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Dicerostylis nipponica Fukuy. 1936

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide