Myrmechis chinensis Rolfe 1903

Collection Sheet courtesy of Kew's Plants of the World Online Website

Common Name The Fanjing Rhomboda [A mountain in Guizhou province of China]

Flower Size

Found in northeastern Guizhou province of China in forest at elevations around 450 to 500 meters as a small sized, terrestrial with a dark reddish-brown stem carrying 5, adaxially green with a narrow white stripe along the midvein, ovate-elliptic, acute, petiolate, sheathing base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, peduncle to 1.6" [4 cm], provided with 3 to 4 sterile bracts, rachis to 4" [10 cm] long, laxlt 17 flowered inflorescence with pale red, ovate-lanceolate, margin ciliate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying half opening, obliquely resupinate, medium sized, flowers with pink red, glabrous sepals, with suffused with pink petals.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;