Hemipilia ovata (K.Y.Lang) Y.Tang & H.Peng 2015

Plant and Flowers in situ China

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Common Name The Ovate Hemipilia - In China Huan Ye Dou Bei Lan

Flower Size 1/8" [3mm]

Found in western Sichuan province of China in alpine Pinus forests and shrubby slopes at elevations of 2400 to 3300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with subglobose tubers giving rise to an erect stem with 1 to 2, tubular, basal sheaths and carrying a single, basal, ovate to broadly ovate, acute, rounded to broadly cuneate base leaves that blooms in the later summer and early fall on an erect, .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, subdensely 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence with a small sterile bract and lanceolate, basal one longer than the ovary, acuminate floral bracts.

CAUTION I am not sure of this determination as the plant seems way to big to be the proper species and there is more than one bract on the stem.

Synonyms Neottianthe ovata K.Y.Lang 1997; Ponerorchis ovata (K.Y.Lang) X.H.Jin, Schuit. & W.T.Jin 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 as Listera ovata; 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #5 2017 photo fide;