Satyrium yunnanense Rolfe 1913


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Common Name or Meaning The Yunnan Satyrium [A Province of southern China] - In China Yun Nan Niao Zu Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces of China in open forests around rocky areas at elevations of 2000 to 3700 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with ellipsoid to subovoid tubers giving rise to an erect stem with 1 to 2, membraneous, basal sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, basal, subopposite to cauline, somewhat spaced and alternate, broadly ovate to subelliptic, sometimes crisped margins, obtuse to acute apically leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, stout, 2 to 10" [5 to 25 cm] long, glabrous, subdensely to densesly 10 to more than 20 flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2, foliaceous sheathing bracts and reflexed, ovate, longer than the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms Satyrium microcephalum Kraenzl. 1921; Satyrium nepalense subsp. yunnanense (Rolfe) So 1929; Satyrium pycnostachyum Schltr. 1921; Satyrium yunnanense car longispica Kurzweil & Suksathan 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 as Satyrium yunnanense car longispica drawing/photo ok; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;