Holcoglossum flavescens (Schltr.) Z.H. Tsi 1982 Photo by Scott Mcgregor

Flower Closeup

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website


Common Name The Yellowish Holcoglossum - In China Duan Ju Cao She Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Endemic to China in Yunnan Province on tree trunks in broad-leafed, evergreen forests as a terete leafed, monopodial, miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphtye at elevations of 1200 to 2000 meters with a short stem carrying several short leaves that blooms on a short, axillary, several congested flowered inflorescence occuring in the winter and early spring.

Synonyms *Aerides flavescens Schltr. 1924; Holcoglossum yunnanense hort; Papilionanthe flavescens (Schltr.) Garay 1974; Saccolabium yunpeense (Schltr.) T. Tang & F.T. Wang 1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 ; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 12 1995 photo; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 5 2006 photo; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Wulfenia 22 [2015]: 137 - 188 New Orchids in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nguyen, Tich, Nguyen, Nong, Nguyen and Xuan photo fide