Herminium monophyllum (D.Don) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1966 Drawing by Hormusji/Duthie

Common Name The Single Leaf Herminium

Flower Size .2" [.5 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Nepal and the western Himalayas at elevations around 1800 to 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear leaf that blooms on a terminal, erect, [7 to 10 cm] long, leaves taht blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, peduncle with acuminate bracts, 2.8 to 4" [12 to 15 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with a trilobed, central lobe acuminate and longer than the lateral lobes

Synonyms Androcorys monophylla (D.Don) Agrawala & H.J.Chowdhery 2010; Herminium gramineum Lindl. 1835; Monorchis monophylla (D.Don) O.Schwarz, Mitt. Thüring. 1949; *Neottia monophylla D.Don 1825; Spiranthes monophylla (D.Don) Spreng. 1826

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Northwestern Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as H gramineum drawing fide; Indian Orchids: Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide