!Didymoplexiopsis khiriwongensis Seidenf. 1997

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Full Warm Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Khiriwong Didymoplexiopsis [An Ancient ruin [Wat] in Thailand] - In China Ni Mao Zhu Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Thailand and Vietnam in humid evergreen forests at elevations of 700 to 800 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a fusiform or moniliform rhixome giving rise to a short stem carrying 2 scale-like, brown sheaths that blooms in the spring on a 1/4" to 3/8" [.7 to .9 cm] long, densely 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with triangular-lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Didymoplexiella hainanensis X.H.Jin & S.C.Chen 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 41 2001 drawing good; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009

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