Hemipilia limprichtii Schltr. 1922

Plant and flowers in situ Photos by The Chinese Orchid Society

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; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 #7 2001 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;