Neottia smithiana Schltr. 1924 Drawing by Feng Jinhuan and The E Flora of China Website

Full shade Cold Summer

Common Name Smith's Neottia - In China Cha Chun wu hai lan

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in southwestern Sichuan and southern Shaanxi provinces of China in thickets and forests at elevations around 1500 to 3300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing leafless terrestrial with a slender reddish brown stem with 3 to 5 tubular sheaths that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, rachis 2.4 to 3.2" 6 to 8 cm] long, papillose pubescent, 15 to 25 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate floral bracts.

Synonyms Archineottia smithiana (Schltr.) S.C.Chen 1979; Holopogon smithianus (Schltr.) S.C.Chen 1997; Neottia kungii Tang & F.T.Wang 1936

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as Archineottia smithiana drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Holopogon smithiana; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Holopogon smithiana drawing fide