Hemipilia crenulata (Soˇ) Y.Tang & H.Peng 2015

Photo by ę Jean-Franšois Weiss and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Small Notched Hemipilia - in China Chi Yuan Xiao Hong Men Lan

Flower Size .24 to .28" [6 to 7 mm]

Found in northwestern Yunnan province of China on forest slopes and in limestone rubble at elevations around 3400 to 3700 meters as a mini-miature sized, cold growing terrestrial with ellipsoid tubers givong rise to n erect stem provided with 1to 2, membraneous, tubular sheaths and carrying 2, basal, subopposite, green, without any purple spots, lonear-oblong, glabrous, acute apically leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate to linear, longer than the ovary, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Chusua crenulata (Soˇ) P.F.Hunt 1971; Orchis crenulata Schltr.1924; Ponerorchis crenulata Soˇ 1966; Ponerorchis schlechteri Perner & Y.B.Luo 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Ponerorchis crenulata; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Ponerorchis crenulata drawing fide; 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