Ponerorchis brevicalcarata (Finet) So 1966Photo by Christian Lueg and the Ground Orchid Website

Part sun CoolCold LATE Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Short Spurred Ponerorchis - In China Duan Ju Xiao Hong Men Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the western Sichuan and central Yunnan China on grassy slopes or in mossy rocks along ravines at elevations of 1500 to 3500 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with oblong-ellipsoid tubers giving rise to an erect, glabrous stem with 1 to 2, membraneous sheaths and carrying a single, cordate, cordate-ovate to broadly ovate, dark green, spotted red purple above, purple red below, gradually narrowing into the amplexicaul base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Chusua brevicalcarata (Finet) P.F.Hunt 1971; *Hemipilia brevicalcarata Finet 1897; Orchis brevicalcarata (Finet) Schltr. 1919;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Orchis brevicalcarata; Native Orchids of China In Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 as Orchis brevicalcarata photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Ponerorchis brevicalcarata; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Ponerorchis brevicalcarata drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photo ok