Neottianthe ovata K.Y.Lang 1997

Plant and Flowers in situ China Photos by Website


Common Name The Ovate Neottianthe - In China Huan Ye Dou Bei Lan

Flower Size 1/8" [3mm]

Found in western Sichuan province of China in alpine Pinus forests and shrubby slopes at elevations of 2400 to 3300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with subglobose tubers giving rise to an erect stem with 1 to 2, tubular, basal sheaths and carrying a single, basal, ovate to broadly ovate, acute, rounded to broadly cuneate base leaves that blooms in the later summer and early fall on an erect, .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, subdensely 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence with a small sterile bract and lanceolate, basal one longer than the ovary, acuminate floral bracts.

CAUTION I am not sure of this determination as the plant seems way to big to be the proper species and there is more than one bract on the stem.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #5 2017 photo fide;