Pleione pleionoides (Kraenzl.) Braem & H.Mohr 1989 SECTION Pleione

Another Flower Color

Photos by David Llewelyn and The Kool Plants UK Website


Common Name The Pleione-like Pleione - In China Mei Li Du Suan Lan

Flower Size

Found in western Hubei and eastern Sichuan provinces of China in stony to humus rich soils in forests at elevations of 1750 to 2250 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with ovoid to conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic-lanceolate leaf that is partially developed at flowering which occurs in the spring on an erect, 8 3/4" [22 cm] long, single or 2 flowered inflorescence.

Considered by some to by conspecific with P bulbocodioides and P limprichtii but now accepted as separate species within the P bulbocodioides complex which includes P bulbocodioides, P limprichtii, P plenoides, P formosana, and P chunii .

Synonyms Pleione amoena Schltr. 1919; Pleione hubeiensis Torelli & Riccab. 1998; Pleione speciosa Ames & Schltr. 1919; Pleione voltolinii Torelli & Riccab. 1999; *Pogonia pleionoides Kraenzl. 1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 4 1998; The Genus Pleione Cribb & Butterfield 1988 drawing fide; The Genus Pleione Cribb & Butterfield 1988 as P amoena; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 4 1998 photo; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; 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