Pleione scopulorum W.W.Sm. 1921 SECTION Humiles

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


Common Name The Branching Pleione - In China Er Yu Du Suan Lan

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Myanmar, Tibet and northwestern Yunnan province of China on damp grassy and stony slopes as a terrestro-lithophyte at elevations of 2800 to 4200 meters as a small sized, cold growing lithophyte on ledges of cliffs and humus covered boulders with a green, usually ovoid, slightly obliqu, tapering at the apex into a long neck pseudobulb and carrying 2, apical, developing at flowering, lanceolate, oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, papery, attenuate below into the petiolate-like base leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, 4 to 10 " [10 to 25 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bletilla scopulorum (W.W. Sm.) Schltr. 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Pleione Cribb & Butterfield 1988 drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; 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; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos hmm; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;