Holcoglossum rupestre (Hand.-Mazz.) Garay 1972

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Common Name or Meaning The Rock-Loving? Holcoglossum - In China Dian Xi Cao She Lan

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in northwestern Yunnan province of China in mixed forests at elevations of 2000 to 2400 meters as a small to medium sized cool to cold growing lithophyte with an erect stem carrying many, terete, fleshy, acuminate leaves that blooms in the late spring on an ascending, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, 2 to 10 flowered inflorescence with several ovate sheaths and persistent, ovate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Vanda rupestris Hand.-Mazz.1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;

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