Oreorchis micrantha Lindl. 1859

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Common Name The Small Flowered Oreorchis - In China Xia Ye Shan Lan

Flower Size .25" [6 mm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, western Himalayas, India, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanamar and Taiwan on damp banks under trees, bamboo and wet pine, spruce, oak and rhododendron forests at elevations of 2300 to 3100 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with a corm-like pseudobulb carrying 2, long-linear, acuminate leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 10.4 to 14.4" [26 to 36 cm] long, dense to subdense, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts

Synonyms Oreorchis rolfei Duthie 1902

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as O rolfei drawing fide; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991 drawing good; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok

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