Ponerorchis takasago-montana (Masam.) Ohwi 1936 Photo by J.J.Merry © and Flickr Orchid Photo Website
White Color Form Photo by Ecogarden © and Flickr Orchid Photo Website
Common Name or Meaning The ? Ponerorchis - In China Gao Shan Xiao Hong Men Lan
Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]
Found in central and eastern Taiwan on cliffs and in crevices in limestone rocks at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a small to just medium szied, cool to cold growing terrestrial with gl;obose to ovoid tubers giving rise to a purplish, often with dark striations stem with 1 to 2, tubular shaths and carrying 2 to 5, cauline, alternate, widely spaced, green without purple spots, glabrous, linear-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, becoming smaller and bract-like towards the apex, acute to acuminate apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, purplish, often with dark striations, glabrous, 1.6 to 5.2" [4 to 13 cm] long, 5 to 17 flowered inflorescence with green to purple, lanceoalte, shorter than to slightly longer than the ovary, acuminate apically floral bracts.
Synonyms Chusua takasago-montana (Masam.) P.F.Hunt 1971; Orchis chingshuishania S.S.Ying 1988; *Orchis takasago-montana Masam. 1933
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide