Hemipilia renzii (Deva & H.B.Naithani) Y.Tang & H.Peng 2015

TYPE Drawing by Deva & H.B.Naithani

Part Shade Cold Summer

Common Name Renz's Hemipilia[Swiss Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .6" 1.5 cm]

Found in the western Himalayas, in alpine meadows at elevations around 3300 to 4000 meters as a miniature to just small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a small, rounded tuber giving rise to an erect stem with 2 tubular sheaths and carrying at mid plant 2, lanceolate, basally shething leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, peduncle 1.4 to 1.6" [ 3.5 to 4 cm] long, rachis 1" [2.5 cm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, almost as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying pink flowers.

Similar to P chusa but it has a lobed lip and P renzii is entire and truncate

Synonyms Chusua renzii (Deva & H.B.Naithani) S.Misra 2007; Ponerorchis renzii Deva & H.B.Naithani 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Northwest Himalayas Deva & Naithani 1986 drawing fide; Orchids of India Misra 2007 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015 photo 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