Holcoglossum sinicum Christenson 1987

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Common Name The China Holcoglossum - In China Zhong Hua Cao She Lan

Flower Size 3/4" [1.85 cm]

Endemic to Yunnan province of China in forests on tree trunks at elevations of 2600 to 3200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing monopodial epiphyte with a strong pendant growth habit and subterete, acute, fleshy leaves that blooms in the later spring on a short, several flowered inflorescence with ovate floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #1 2008 photo fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; 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; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;