Kuhlhasseltia nakaiana (F.Maek.) Ormerod 2002

Photo by Lin & Lin and Taiwania, 54(4): 323-333, Newly Discovered Native Orchids of Taiwan (III) Tsan-Piao Lin and Wei-Min Lin 2009

Plant and Flowers in situ Japan

Photo by Hiroshi Nakayama and the Calypso Lip Website

Common Name The Nakai Kuhlhasseltia

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in northern Taiwan, south Korea and Japan on mossy slopes of broadleaf forest at elevations around 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized cool growing terrestrial with a rhizome giving rise to an erect, terte, glabrous stem carrying 2 to 3, ovate, acute, greenish-brown, shiny, reddish-brown underneath, rounded below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, slender, loosely hairy, 1 to rarely 2 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, reddish brown, haiory outside, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Odontochilus fissus (F.Maek.) T.Yukawa 2016; Odontochilus nakaianus (F.Maek.) T.Yukawa 2016; Vexillabium boreale F.Maek. 1937; Vexillabium fissum F.Maek. 1936; Vexillabium inamii Ohwi 1956; *Vexillabium nakaianum F.Maek. 1935; Vexillabium yakushimense var. nakaianum (F.Maek.) T.B.Lee 1975

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Taiwania, 54(4): 323-333, Newly Discovered Native Orchids of Taiwan (III) Tsan-Piao Lin and Wei-Min Lin 2009 as Vexillabium nakaianum photo fide

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