Khunchai Chang

Bletilla foliosa (King & Pantl.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951 Photo by Khunchai Chang

Drawing Drawing by Seidenfaden

Common Name The Leafy Bletilla

Flower Size .8" 2 cm]

Found in southern Yunnan, Myanmar and Thailand at elevations around 900 meters in savannahs in limestone areas among herbage as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing terrestrial that blooms in the late spring and carrying flowers with ther tepals tipped with purple the lip white ansd spotted and tipped with purple

Synonyms Arethusa sinensis Rolfe 1903; Bletilla chinensis Schltr. 1914; Bletilla sinensis (Rolfe) Schltr. 1911; Jimensia sinensis (Rolfe) Garay & R.E.Schult. 1958; *Pogonia foliosa King & Pantl. 1897

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 pg 134 fig 101 drawing fide; Botanisk Tidsserift 67: 76-127 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand IV Seidenfaden 1972 as B sinensis drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 as B sinensis drawing fide;