Amitostigma papilionaceum Tang, F.T.Wang & K.Y.Lang 1982 Photo by Copyright , Plant Photo Bank China Page

Full Shade Cold Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Butterfly Like Amitostigma -In China Die Hua Wu Zhu Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northwestern Yunnan on grassy cliffs in forests at elevations around 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with oblong tubers giving rise to an erect, glabrous stem 2 basal, subopposite, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate apically, amplexicaul base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, short, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Amitostigma yunnanense Schltr. 1921; Orchis tetraloba (Finet) Schltr. 1912; Orchis tetraloba var. parciflora So 1929; Orchis tetraloba var. yunnanensis So 1929; *Peristylus tetralobus Finet 1902

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; 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 ok