Pleione lagenaria Lindl. & Paxton 1851 SECTION Dictyopleione Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Common Name The Bottle-Shaped Pleione

Flower Size 2.6" [6.5 cm]

Found in Yunnan China, Assam and Thailand at elevations of 1300 to 2500 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial that is a natural hybrid between P maculata and P praecox with bottle shaped, green mottled blackish brown pseudobulbs carrying narrowly oblanceolate,acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on 1 to 2, sheathed, 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying a fragrant flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Pleione lagenaria; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 4 1984; The Genus Pleione Cribb & Butterfield 1988 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #8 2016 drawing fide;