Androcorys pusillus (Ohwi & Fukuy.) Masam. 1963

Plant and Flowers Photos by Toshizo Numata M.D and his Wild Orchids in Aomori Prefecture Website

Common Name The Small-Flowered Androcorys - In China Xiao Dou Rui Lan

Flower Size small

Found in Japan and Taiwan in forests and alpine meadows at elevations of 2500 to 3500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with an ovoid to globose tuber giving rise to an erect, slender stem with 1 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, ovate to oblong, obtuse, leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, rachis 1" [2.5 cm] long, 8 to 13 flowered infloresence with ovate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Androcorys japonensis Maek. 1936; Herminium pusillum Ohwi & Fukuy. 1934

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 40 2000; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok

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