Apostasia nipponica Masam. 1935 Photo by Liu Yan

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Common Name The Japanese Apostasia

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found in Vietnam and the Ryukyu Islands in shady broad-leaved evergreen lowland and submontane forests on shale, sandstone and granite at elevations of 300 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying a few, distant, ovate to elliptic, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, simple to 1 to 3 branched, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Apostasia wallichii subsp. nipponica (Masam.) Masam.1963; Apostasia wallichii var. nipponica (Masam.) Masam.1963

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008

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