Neottia longicaulis (King & Pantl.) Szlach. 1995 Photo by Anon

Full shade Cold Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Long Column Neottia - In China Mao Mai Dui Ye Lan

Flower Size .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm]

Found in the Chinese and eastern Himalayas in forests at elevations of 2100 to 2900 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a stout, glabrous stem with 1 to 2 basal sheaths and carrying 2, apical, opposite, orbicular-ovate to reniform, subacute leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, puberulous becoming glandular-pubescent above, 1.6 to 4" [4 to 10 cm] long, 8 to 15 distant flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms *Listera longicaulis King & Pantl. 1896; Listera yueana Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Neottia yueana (Tang & F.T.Wang) Szlach. 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Listera longicaulis drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 as Listera longicaulis drawing fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 ; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok;