Amitostigma farreri Schltr. 1924

Plant and Flowers in situ China Photos by Orchid Society of China Website

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Common Name or Meaning Farrer's Amitostigma [English Plant Collector in South China late 1800's early 1900's]- In China Chang bao Wu Zhu Lan

Flower Size 3/8" [8 mm]

Found in southeastern Tibet and northwestern Yunnan provinces of China on grassy slopes at elevations of 3600 to 4200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with globose tubers giving rise to a stem with 2, basal, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, subbasal, porrect, linear to narrowly oblong, acute leaf that blooms in the later summer on an erect, single flowered inflorescence with a narrowly lanceolate, longer than the ovary, acute floral bract

Synonyms Orchis farreri (Schltr.) So 1929

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 ok