Neottia chenii S.W.Gale & P.J.Cribb 2009

Drawing by Cai Shuqin and The Flora of CHina Website

Full shade Cold Summer

Common Name Chen's Neottia [Chinese Botanist current] - In China Ju chun dui ye lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in western Sichuan and southern Gansu China at elevations of 2200 to 2800 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender stem carrying 1 sheath near the base and carrying 2, opposite, near to above the middle, broadly ovate to ovate-cordate, subacute leaves that blooms in the summer on a pubescent, with 1 to 2 bracts, 1.4" to 2.6" [3.5 to 6.5 cm] long, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate floral bracts.

Synonyms Listera grandiflora var. megalochila S.C.Chen 1987; Listera megalochila (S.C.Chen) S.C.Chen & G.H.Zhu 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Ilustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010;

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