Panisea cavaleriei Schltr. 1924

Photo by Eric Hunt Copyright ,


Drawing by Flora of China and E Flora Website

Partial shadeCool Cold WinterSpring

Common Name or Meaning Cavaleri's Panisea - In China Ping Wo Qu Chun Lan

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangxi and Hainan provinces of China in forests on shaded rocks at elevations of 1700 to 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte with prostrate below the middle, curving upward above, narrowly oblong to ovate-oblong pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, narrowly elliptic to elliptic, papery, acute to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with ovate, very small, scarious floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 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; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;