Lecanorchis japonica Blume 1856

Plant and Flowers in situ Japan

Photos by Hisanori Takeuchi and his Orchids of the World Website

Full Shade Cool Cold  Spring

Common Name The Japanese Lecanorchis - Hokuriku muyo-ran In China Yu Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Japan, Korea and Taiwan in montane forests at elevations around 600 to 1000 meters as a medium to just large sized, cool to cold growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial that blooms in the spring on an erect, terete, pale brown, glabrous, simple, to 2' [60 cm] long, with distant dry black scales, 4 to 9 flowered inflorescence with floral bracts that are much shorter than the pedicels and carrying wide open waxy flowers.

Synonyms Lecanorchis cerina Fukuy. 1935; Lecanorchis cerina f. albida (T.P.Lin) S.S.Ying 1990; Lecanorchis cerina var. albida T.P.Lin 1987; Lecanorchis japonica var. kiiensis (Murata) T.Hashim. 1990; Lecanorchis japonica var. tubiformis T.Hashim. 1990; Lecanorchis kiiensis Murata 1975; Lecanorchis trachycaula Ohwi 1965;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Taiwan Vol 3 Lin 1987 as Lecanorchis cerina; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001; 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; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide