Androcorys spiralis Tang & F.T.Wang 1940 Drawing by Flora of China


Common Name The Spiral Androcorys [Refers to the arrangement of the floral bracts on the inflorescence]

Flower Size

Found in southwestern Sichuan and northwestern Yunnan China in forests at elevations around 2800 to 3500 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with globose tubers giving rise to an erect to ascending, slender stem with 2 tubular sheaths and a single, basal, oblong, obtuse leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, peduncle .6 to 3.2" [1.5 to 8 cm] long, rachis .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence with spirally twisted, linear, shorter than the ovary, acuminate floral bracts and carrying green flowers

Synonyms Herminium wangianum X.H.Jin, Schuit., Raskoti & Lu Q.Huang 2015

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2011 drawing fide;