Pleione saxicola Tang & F.T.Wang ex S.C.Chen 1987 SECTION Pleione

Photo courtesy of © Botanická zahrada a arboretum Mendelova zemedelská a lesnická univerzita v Brne, Brno, Czech Republic

Part shadeCold to CoolFall

Common Name The Lithophytic Pleione - In China Yan Sheng Du Suan Lan

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Bhutan to southern China on cliffs along streams as a lithophyte at elevations off 2300 to 2900 as a small sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte with turbinate to ovoid pseudobulbs with a persisitent, short, apical annulus carrying 1 to 2, suboblong, lanceolate or oblanceolate, acute to obtuse, elongate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a single flowered inflorescence with warty basal bracts and an oblanceolate, acute floral bract and carrying a flower that does not open well


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