Amitostigma faberi (Rolfe) Schltr. 1919Photos by wshdbk Website

Part shadeColdSummer

Common Name Faber's Amitostigma [English Plant Collector in south China late 1800's early 1900's] - In China E Mei Wu Zhu Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [7.5mm]

Found in Sichuan, northern Guizhou and northern Yunnan provinces of China in forests, scrub, valleys, crevasses, alpine grasslands and grassy slopes at elevations of 2300 to 4300 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with ovoid tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying 1 to 2 tubular basal sheaths and carrying a single, cauline, porrect, linear-lanceoalte to narrowly oblong-elliptic, acute or obtuse leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, [1.5 to 8 cm] long, several to more than 10 flowered inflorescence with a sterile bract on the peduncle and ovate-lanceolate, much shorter than the ovary, acuminate apically floral bracts.

Synonyms Gymnadenia faberi (Rolfe) Rolfe 1903; *Habenaria faberi Rolfe 1896; Orchis faberi (Rolfe) So 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Huanglong Perner, Tang Si-Yuan 2007 photos ok? Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide;