Hemipilia limprichtii Schltr. 1922 Hemipilia sect. Hemipilia

Plant and flowers in situ

Photos by The Chinese Orchid Society

Side View of Flower

Plant and Old Flowers in situ

Photos by Sun Hang and Sue Kelly and the Biodiversity of the Hengduan Mountains Orchid Website

Common Name Limpricht's Hemipilia [German Plant Collector 1900's] - In China Duan Ju She Hui Lan

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in central Guizhou and central to northwestern Yunnan provinces of China in limestone meadows and in grasslands at elevations of 1000 to 1600 meters as a warm to cool growing terrestrial with narrowly oblong-ellipsoid tubers giving rise to a stem with a tubular, basal cataphyl and carrying 1 to rarely 2, ovate, cordate basally, subacute apically leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, 11.2" [to 28 cm] long, laxly 3 to more than 10 flowered inflorescence with 4 to 9, ovate-lanceolate sterile bracts and ovate-lanceolate floral bracts

Synonyms Hemipilia cordifolia var. bifoliata Finet 1901;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973; The Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 as Orchis limprichtii photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 #7 2001 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 as Orchis limprichtii photo good; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Ponerorchis limprichtii; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Ponerorchis limprichtii drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Phylogeny and classification of the East Asian Amitostigma alliance (Orchidaceae: Orchideae) based on six DNA markers Ying Tang, Tomohisa Yukawa, Richard M Bateman, Hong Jiang & Hua Peng 2015; as Ponerorchis limpritchii not but photo fide