Hemipilia bidupensis Aver. 1999

TYPE Drawing by Leonid Averyanov

Common Name The Bi Dup Range Hemipilia [A mountain range in Lam Dong province of southern Vietnam]

Flower Size .32 to .4" [.8 to 1 cm]

Found in Lam Dong province of southern Vietnam on open and shady, mossy granite bluffs along the top of the main Bi Dup mountain ridge in primary mixedcloud forests at elevations of 2100 to 2200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with 1 to 2, narrowly cylindrical, densely villose tubers giving rise to 1 to 2, basal, thin, adpressed to the ground, broadly elliptic to broadly ovate, broad to slightly attenuate base, acute apically leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, pedunculate, racemose, erect, peduncle 3.2 to 6.4" [8 to 16 cm] long, leafless or sometimes with a single, insignificant, narrowly acute bract-like leaf, rachis 1.6" [4 cm] long, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence with narrowly triangular, acute much longer than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying flowers without color data.

Synonyms Amitostigma bidupense (Aver.) Aver. 201o; Ponerorchis bidupensis (Aver.) X.H.Jin, Schuit. & W.T.Jin 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lindleyana 14: 222 Averanov 1999 as Hemipilia bidupensis 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