!Ponerorchis graminifolia Reichb.f. 1852 Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by Dale Martin

Plant and Flowers in situ Japan Photos by Hisanori Takeuchi and his Orchids of the World Website

Part sun Cold LATERSpringSummer

Common Name The Grass-Like Leaved Ponerorchis

Flower Size 3/8" [1.2cm]

Found in Japan as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2, irregular tubers giving rise to basal, suberect, cauline, linear leaves that blooms in the later spring and summer on an erect, to 18" [to 45 cm] long, congested, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Gymnadenia graminifolia (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1878; Gymnadenia rupestris Miq. 1866; Orchis graminifolia (Reichb.f.) Tang & Wang 1940; Orchis graminifolia var. chidori (So) M.Hiroe 1971; Orchis graminifolia ( Rchb.f. ) Tang & Wang var. suzukiana Ohwi 1969; Orchis rupestris (Miq.) Schltr. 1919 ; Orchis rupestris var. chidori So 1929;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as Ponerorchis graminifolia drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 2 1960 photo as O rupestris; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Gymnadenia graminifolia; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985 photo; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 4 2006 photo as Ponerorchis graminifolia;

Ponerorchis graminifolia var. suzukiana (Ohwi) So 1975 Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

A color variety of the preceding species.

Synonyms *Orchis graminifolia ( Rchb.f. ) Tang & Wang var. suzukiana Ohwi 1969; Ponerorchis suzukiana ( Ohwi ) J.M.H.Shaw 2003