!Ephippianthus sachalinensis Rchb.f. 1868 Photos by Madame Popow.

Common Name The Sakhalin Island Ephippianthus - in Japan - ko-ichiyou-ran [meaning: small single leaf orchid]

Flower Size

Found in Siberia, far eastern Russia and Japan as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the summer on an erect, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Ephippianthus schmidtii Rchb.f. 1868

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1873 as E schmidtii drawing; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 42 Liparinae 1984 as E schmidtiidrawing ok;