Hemipiliopsis purpureopunctata (K.Y.Lang) Y.B.Luo & S.C.Chen 2003

Plant and Flowers Photos by Daniel Winkler and Daniel Winkler's Website

Full shadeCoolColdLATERSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Purple Spotted Hemipiliopsis - In China Zi Ban Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southeastern Xizang province of China and northeastern India in broad-leaved evergreen forests, grasslands and sandy soils along rivers at elevations of 2100 to 3400 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with purple spots throughout the plant and flower and has tubers giving rise to an erect stem with 2 sterile, scale-like bracts and carrying a single, light purple abaxially, green spotted with purple adaxially, elliptic to ovate-oblong leaf that blooms in the later summer on an erect, 3.2" to 8" [8 to 20 cm] long, 2 to 20 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms *Habenaria purpureopunctata K.Y.Lang 1978

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 ok

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