Hemipilia compacta (Schltr.) Y.Tang & H.Peng 2015 Hemipilia sect. Neottianthe Y. Tang & H. Peng

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Common Name The Compact Hemipilia - In China Chuan Xi Dou Bei Lan

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in western Sichuan province of China in alpine meadows at elevations of 4000 to 4100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with ellipsoid tubers giving rise to an erect stem with 1 to 2, tubular, basal sheaths and carrying 2, basal, subopposite, narrowly oblong to oblong-lanceolate, obtuse leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long, densely 6 to 8 flowered inflorescence with herbaceous, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, slightly longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Neottianthe compacta Schltr. 1924; Ponerorchis compacta (Schltr.) X.H.Jin, Schuit. & W.T.Jin 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Phylogeny and classification of the East Asian Amitostigma alliance (Orchidaceae: Orchideae) based on six DNA markers Ying Tang, Tomohisa Yukawa, Richard M Bateman, Hong Jiang & Hua Peng 2015 Photo fide

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