Holcoglossum lingulatum (Aver.) Aver. 1990 Photo by courtesy of Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden Copyright All rights reserved

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Common Name The Flax-Like Holcoglossum - In China She Chun Cao She Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in northwest Guangxi and southeastern Yunnan provinces of China in open forests on tree trunks at elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an ascending to arching stem carrying many, often basally twisting, secund, slender, fleshy, terete, adaxially channeled, acute leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a slender, flexuous, shorter or nearly as long as the leaves, 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence with deflexed, ovate floral bracts .

Synonyms Holcoglossum kimballianum var. lingulatum Aver. 1988; Holcoglossum tangii Christenson 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;

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