Pleione albiflora P.J.Cribb & C.Z.Tang 1983 SECTION Pleione

Side View of Flower

Photo by Takato Natsui and His Professor Summer's Webgarden

FragranceFull shade CoolColdSpring

Common Name The White Flowered Pleione - In China Bai Hua Do Suan Lan

Flower Size 4.4" [11 cm]

Found in northwestern Yunnan PROVINCE OF China and Myanmar in shady places on trees, mossy rocks and cliffs at elevations of 2400 to 3300 meters as a cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with an ovoid-conic, elongated neck pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, immature at flowering, lanceolate, falcate, acute leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 1.2 to 5.2" [3 to 13 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 3 to 4 membraneous sheaths and erect, obovate, rounded to truncate apically floral bracts and carrying a fragrant, nodding flower


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Pleione Cribb & Butterfield 1988; 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