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 on a lateral inflorescence 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 #5 2008; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 #5 2008 as B sinensis;