Amitostigma basifoliatum (Finet) Schltr. 1919 Drawing by Orchid Society of China Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Basal Leaved Amitostigma - In China Si Lie Wu Zhu Lan

Flower Size .35" [9mm]

Found in southeastern Sichuan and northern Yunnan provinces of China in forests and grassy slopes at elevations of 2600 to 3800 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with subglobose tubers giving rise to a stem with 2, basal, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, basal to cauline, porrect, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, acute leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, laxly 4 to densely 10 flowered, ebracteate inflorescence with an ovate-lanceolate, shorter than the ovary, acute to acuminate floral bract

Synonyms Orchis basifoliata (Finet) Schltr. 1912; *Peristylus tetralobus f. basifoliatus Finet 1902; Peristylus tetralobus f. typicus Finet 1901

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; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;