Panisea uniflora Lindl. 1854

Plant and Flowers

Photos courtesy of Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery

Lip Detail Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Color Form

Another aspect and Pseudobulbs Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Full shade Warm Cold Spring

Common Name The Single Flowered Panisea - In China Dan Hua Qu Chun Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Nepal, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam as a miniature to small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte in humid forest and tropical valleys at elevations of 250 to 2300 meters with narrowly ovoid or ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, linear, plicate, acute, grooved petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, 1 to 1 3/8" [3 to 4 cm] long, 1 or rarely 2 flowered inflorescence with ovate or obovate, acuminate floral bracts all arising on a mature pseudobulb.

Warm to cold temperatures, 50% shade, even moisture while growing, less when not and conditions and culture similar to Pleione will ensure a healthy plant.

Synonyms Chelonistele biflora (C.S.P.Parish ex Rchb.f.) Pfitzer 1907; Coelogyne biflora Parish ex Rchb. f. 1865; Coelogyne falcata Hkr. ?; Coelogyne thuniana Rchb. f. 1855; Coelogyne uniflora Lindl. 1828; Pleione thuniana (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Pleione uniflora (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as Coelogyne thuniana drawing; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Coelogyne thuniana; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as Coelogyne uniflora drawing fide; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Coelogyne uniflora; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Coelogyne uniflora drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing, photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 7 1979 drarwing; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 12 1984 photo back cover; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Schlechter/Brieger 1986 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 1 1987 drawing; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Oasis Vol 1 No 3 2000 photo; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; 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; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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