Holcoglossum wangii Christenson 1998

Photo by © Jay Pfahl

Another Flower

Photo by © Eric Hunt

Plant and Flower

Photo by Ewa Jówiak.


Common Name Wang's Holcoglossum [Chinese Taxomonist 1950's] - In China Tong Ju Cao She Lan

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in southwestern Guangxi and southeastern Yunnan provinces of China and north Vietnam in humid, mossy, mixed and coniferous forests on mossy branches of old, dwarf, gnarled trees at elevations around 250 to 1200 meters as a pendulous, miniature to small sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with a stem carrying several, nearly basal, subterete, fleshy leaves that blooms in the fall on a 2" [5 cm] long, purple, 5 flowered inflorescence with ovate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 2 1999 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #11 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #11 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #12 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #2 2020 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;