Hemipilia tominagae (Hayata) Y.Tang & H.Peng 2015

Photo by Shao Shun Ying and The Plants of Taiwan Website


Common Name Tominaga's Ponerorchis - in China Bai Hua Xiao Hong Men Lan

Flower Size

Found in Taiwan on slopes in moist limestone rubble at elevations around 3400 to 3700 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with ovoid to subglobose tubers giving rise to an erect, green stem provided with 1 to 2 tubular, basal sheaths and carrying 1 to 3, cauline, alternate, widely spaced to rarely basally clustered, green, lacking purple spots, lanceolate to linear-oblong, glabrous, acute leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, green, .8 to 4"[ 2 to 10 cm] long overall, glabrous, rachis .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, shorter to slightly longer than the ovary floral bracts carrying secund flowers.

Synonyms Amitostigma tominagae (Hayata) Schltr. 1919; Chusua kunikikoana (Masam. & Fukuy.) P.F.Hunt 1971; *Gymnadenia tominagae Hayata 1916; Orchis kiraishiensis f. leucantha Masam. 1931; Orchis kiraishiensis var. leucantha (Masam.) Masam. 1933; Orchis kuanshanensis S.S.Ying 1985; Orchis kunihikoana Masam. & Fukuy. 1935; Orchis taoloii S.S.Ying 1975; Orchis tominagae (Hayata) So 1929; Ponerorchis kiraishiensis var. leucantha (Masam.) A.T.Hsieh 1955; Ponerorchis kunikikoana (Masam. & Fukuy.) So 1966; Ponerorchis tominagae (Hayata) H.J.Su & J.J.Chen 2000

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