Aphyllorchis alpina King & Pantl. 1898 Drawing by Pradhan and Limited Edition Prints Botanical Art Website

EARLY

Common Name The Alpine Aphyllorchis - In China Gao Shan Wu Ye Lan

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Nepal and southeastern Xizang province of China in forests and along riverbanks at elevations of 2100 to 2600 meters as a large sized, cold growing, aphacuminata.jpg terrestrial with an elongate rhizome covered in scales and giving rise to an erect stem with many membraneous sheaths that blooms in the early summer on an erect, 7.6" to 8.8" [19 to 22 cm] long, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with reflexed, linear to linear-lanceolate, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying widely spaced, spreading flowers

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;

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