Hemipilia sichuanica (K.Y.Lang) Y.Tang & H.Peng 2015 Hemipilia sect. Alpestres Y. Tang & H. Peng 2015

Drawing by Wu Zhanghua and The E Flora Website


Common Name The Sichuan Hemipilia - In China Si chuan xiao hong men lan

Flower Size

Found in Yunnan China in alpine grasslands at elevations of 2400 to 2500 meters as a small to just medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with oblong to ellipsoid tubers giving rise to a stout, green stem with 2 tubular sheaths at the base and carrying 2 to 3, cauline, alternate, widely spaced, green, narrowly oblong, oblong to ovate, grading smaller above, glabrous, acute to acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, erect, 4.8 to 6.8" [12 to 17 cm] long, rachis 1.8 to 4.4" [4.5 to 11 cm] long, 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, shorter than the ovary, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms *Orchis sichuanica K.Y.Lang 1987; Ponerorchis sichuanica (K.Y.Lang) S.C.Chen, P.J.Cribb & S.W.Gale 2009

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