Neottia biflora (Schltr.) Szlach. 1995 Photo by Harry Jans and his Alpine Flowers Travel Website

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Common Name The Two Flowered Neottia - In China Er Hua Dui Ye Lan

Flower Size

Found in northwestern Sichuan China in forests at elevations of 3000 to 3900 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a cylindric, slender stem with a sheath near the base and carrying 2, opposite, borne above the middle of the stem, subsessile, unequal in size, narrowly ovate, apically acute, basally rounded leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a pubescent, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, shorter than the pedicel, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms *Listera biflora Schltr. 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen #5 17-20 tafel 6 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo ok; Orchids of Huanglong Perner, Tang Si-Yuan 2007 photos fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Neottia biflora; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Neottia biflora drawing fide;

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