Panisea uniflora Lindl. 1854

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Another Angle

Plant and Flowers

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Lip Detail

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Color Form

Another aspect and Pseudobulbs

Photo by 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 the Chinese Himalayas, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, India, Myanmar, Laos Thailand, Malaysia 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.

The defining difference between this species and P tricallosa is the side-lobes to the lip in P uniflora.

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

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