Epipactis alata Aver. & Efimov 2006

Photos by Averyanov and Hoa Lan Vietnam Website

Full shade Cold LATERSummer

Common Name The Winged Epipactis - In China Duan bao huo shao lan

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in southeastern Yunnan province of China and north Vietnam in coniferous forests with Tsuga chinensis on rocky limestone at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with a flexuous, glabrous stem with 3 to4, basal sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, ovate-lanceolate, lowest elliptic to ovate, finely papillose along the margins, acute apically, amplexicaul basally leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, glabrous to puberulentrachis 1.6" [4 cm] long, laxly 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence with narrowly ovate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms Arthrochilium alatum (Aver. & Efimov) Efimov 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide