Neottia brevicaulis (King & Pantl.) Szlach. 1995 Drawing by R Pantling and Swiss Orchid FOundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Short Stemmed Neottia - In China Duan Jing Dui Ye Lan

Flower Size .22" [6 mm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, the eastern Himalayas and northwestern Yunnan China in dense bamboo forests and grasslands at elevations around 3000 to 3300 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a very stout, glabrous stem with 2 basal, clasping, distant, linear-lanceolate sheaths and carrying 2, opposite, unequally ovate-orbicular leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, glabrous, 1.6 to 4" [4 to 10 cm] long, distantly 12 to 16 flowered inflroescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute, longer than the pedicel and ovary floral bracts

Synonyms *Listera brevicaulis King & Pantl.1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Listera brevicaulis drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Crib 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Listera brevicaulis; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 ;

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