Pleione maoershanensis W.Zhang & S.B.Zhang 2018

Photos by W. Zhang & S. B. Zhang and Phytotaxa 350: 256 Two new natural hybrids in the genus Pleione (Orchidaceae) from China W.Zhang & S.B.Zhang 2018

Partial Shade Cool spring

Common Name or Meaning The Mt Bao Pleione

Flower Size

Found in Guangxi province of China on humus-covered rocks in forests or cliffs at forest margins at an elevation of 1300 to 1600 meters as a natural hybrid between P. pleionoides and P. hookeriana as a miniature to small sized, cool growing lithophyte with a conic to ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single apical, immature at flowering, elliptic-lanceolate, papery, acute leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect to suberect, peduncle 1 to 2" [2.5 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with an exceeding the ovary floral bract.

"Pleione maoershanensis is a natural hybrid intermediate between P. pleionoides and P. hookeriana. It differs from the former by the lacerate lamellae (not denticulate) on the lip. It also differs from P. hookeriana by the brighter colour of flower and the deeply lacerate lamellae (not papillae or hair) on the lip." W. Zhang & S. B. Zhang 2018

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Phytotaxa 350: 256 Two new natural hybrids in the genus Pleione (Orchidaceae) from China W.Zhang & S.B.Zhang 2018 photo fide

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