Kuhlhasseltia yakushimensis (Yamam.) Ormerod 2003

Plant and Flowers in situ Japan

Photos by Hisanori Takeuchi and his Orchids of the World Website


Common Name The Yakushi Kuhlhasseltia - In China Qi Chun Lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Shaanxi, Anhui, Zhejiang, Hunan and Sichuan provinces of China, Japan, the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan and the Philippines in forests on rocky crevices and along streams at elevations of 400 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying a few [3], small, ovate, well spaced, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late summer on an erect then drooping, peduncle 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm] long, provided with 1 to 3, pinkish red sterile bracts, 4" [10 cm] long overall, pubescent, 3 to 7flowered inflorescence with purplish red, broadly lanceolate, abaxially sparsely pubescent, ciliate margin, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms *Anoectochilus yakushimensis Yamam.1924; Cystopus humilis Fukuy. 1934; Kuhlhasseltia integra (Fukuy.) T.C.Hsu & S.W.Chung 2009; Pristiglottis humilis (Fukuy.) Fukuy. 1935; Pristiglottis integra Fukuy. 1936; Pristiglottis yakushimensis (Yamam.) Masam. 1970; Vexillabium humilis (Fukuy.) S.S.Ying 1977; Vexillabium integrum (Fukuy.) S.S.Ying 1977; Vexillabium yakushimense (Yamam.) F.Maek. 1935

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Shaanxi - Shaanxi Science & Technology Press 2007 drawing fide as Vexillabium yakushimense; 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 photo ok