Herminium quinquelobum King & Pantl. 1896 Drawing by by R Pantling and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial sun ColdLATER Summer

Common Name The 5 Lobed Herminium

Flower Size .12 to .16" [3 to 4 mm]

Found in Chinese Himalayas, the eastern Himalayas and Nepal at elevations around 2330 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a cylindric-fusiform tuber giving rise to an erect, slender stem that is bracteate above the leaves with 2, overlapping, mouth wide basal sheaths and a single, leaflike, linear-lanceoalte, acuminate sheath and carrying 2, basal, arising from within the basal sheath, linear-oblong, subacute leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, glabrous, narrowly winged, 4.8" [12 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Monorchis quinqueloba (King & Pantl.) O.Schwarz 1949

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002;

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