!Diploprora championii (Lindl.) Hook.f. 1890

Photo by © Elisabeth Kerschbaum of Austria

Plant and Flower

Photo by © LY Th Westra, Courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, Jaap Vermeulen, André Schuiteman and Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website


Common Name Champion's Diploprora [Scottish Officer and Plant Enthusiast early 1800's] - In China She She Lan

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan and Yunnan provinces of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Eastern Himalayas, Assam, Sri Lankha, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam on tree trunks in forests or on rocks along valleys at elevations of 200 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm, pendant growing, monopodial epiphyte or lithophyte with a pendant growing, elongate, branching, leafy stem carrying many, elliptical, acute, basally clasping, twisted to all face same way leaf that blooms in the spring on an axillary, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, successively 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Cottonia championii Lindl. 1855; Diploprora bicaudata (Thwaites) Schltr. 1919; Diploprora championii var. uraiensis (Hayata) S.S.Ying 1988; Diploprora kusukusensis Hayata 1914; Diploprora uraiensis Hayata 1914; Luisia bicaudata Thwaites 1861; Stauropsis championii (Lindl.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Stauropsis kusukusensis (Hayata) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1892 drawing fide; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Indian Orchids, A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Opera Botanica # 95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 drawing/photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992 as D uraiensis photo fide; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2000 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; 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; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Odisha Misra 2014 drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;