Hemipilia flabellata Bureau & Franch. 1891

Plant Photos by The Chinese Orchid Society

Common Name The Thick Spurred Hemipilia - In China Cu Ju She Hui Lan

Flower Size .6" [1.4 cm]

Found in southern Shaanxi, southeastern Shanxi and northern and western Sichuan in cypress forests and on grassy slopes at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with ellipsoid tubers giving rise to a stem with a basal, tubular cataphyl and carrying 1 to rarely 3, ovate to ovate-cordate, basally cordate to subcuneate, acute apically leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, 5.2 to 12" [13 to 30 cm] long, subdensely 2 to 15 flowered inflorescence with 4, ovate to lanceolate sterile bracts and lanceolate floral bracts.

Synonyms Hemipilia silvestrii Pamp.1915

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