Oreorchis parvula Schltr. 1912

Plants and Flowers in situ

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Deep Shade Cold LATER Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Small Flowered Oreorchis - in China Ai shan lan

Flower Size

Found in southwestern Sichuan and northwestern Yunnan provinces of China on open grassy slopes and forests at elevations of 3000 to 3800 meters as a mini-miniature to just small sized, cold growing terrestrial with oblong to ellipsoid, several noded pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate to narrowly oblong, plicate, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate-like base leaf that blooms in the later spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, peduncle 2 to 4.8" [5 to 12 cm] long, provided with 2 to 3 tubular sheaths below the middle, rachis .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, densely 7 to 12 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, , longer than the ovary floral bracts.


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