!Ischnogyne mandarinorum (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1913

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Part sun cool Spring

Common Name The Mandarin Ischnogyne - In China Shou Fang Lan

Flower Size 2.6" [6.5 cm]

Found in southern Shaanxi, southern Gansu, western Hubei, Sichuan and western Guizhou provinces of China on rocks in forests at elevations of 700 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing lithophyte with pseudobulbs enjoined with a short rhizome, each, subterete, slightly narrowed towards the apical half, strongly curved near the middle and prostrate in the basal half pseudobulbs and carrying a single, apical, suberect, thinly coriaceous, plicate, suboblong, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of a leafy or leafless pseudobulb.

Synonyms *Coelogyne mandarinorum Kraenzl.1900; Pleione mandarinorum (Kraenzl.) Kraenzl.1907

References Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven and Duyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven and Duyuan 2010 darwing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger, Senghas 1985; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Native Orchids of Shaanxi - Shaanxi Science & Technology Press 2007 photo fide; 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; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok