Amitostigma tetralobum (Finet) Schltr. 1919 Photo by Copyright , Plant Photo Bank China Page

Full Shade Cool LATER SPRING EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Three Lobed Lip Amitostigma - In China Dian Shu Wu Zhu Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [5 to 6 mm]

Found in southwestern Sichuan, northern Yunnan on grassy slopes and moss covered rocks in forests or along valleys or on grassy slopes at elevations of 1500 to 2700 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with ellipsoid tubers giving rise to an erect, slender, green stem carrying asingle, apical, erect, at the middle to lower of stem, linear-lanceolate, to broadly linear, sessile leaf that blooms in the later spring and early summer on a terminal, erect, [2 to 4.5 cm] long, 4 to 9 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 ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok

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