!Nothodoritis zhejiangensis Z.H.Tsi 1989

Photo by Liang and hisPhalaenopsis Website

Part shade cool Spring

Common Name The Zhejiang Nothodoritis [a province of southeastern China] - In China Xiang Bi Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in eastern Zhejiang China on branches in sparse woods or at forets margins at elevations of 300 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short stem enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 1 to 3, thin, obovate to obovate-oblong, slighly hooked-mucronate apically, often dark purple spotted beneath annd along margin leaves that blooms in the late spring on a basal, solitary, slender, [3.2 to 5.2" [8 to 13 cm] long, racemose, 8 to 19 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Doritis zhejiangensis (Z.H.Tsi) T.Yukawa & K.Kita 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 23 Schlechter/Brieger 1990 drawing fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide

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