Pennilabium yunnanense S.C.Chen & Y.B.Luo 2004

Photo by Ye Deping


Drawing by Ji Chaozhen and Flora of China website


Common Name The Yunnan Pennilabium - In China Jin Chun Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in south Yunnan province of China and Taiwan on tea trees at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying 3 to 4, oblong, acute and unequally bilobed, slightly twisted base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a basal, more or less pendulous, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, flattened rachis, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with distichous, ovate-triangular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;