Pleione X confusa P.J. Cribb & C.Z. Tang 1983 SECTION Pleione Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

Part shadeCoolColdSpring

Common Name The Confused Pleione [Natural hybrid between P. albiflora X forrestii] - In China Fang Xiang Du Suan Lan

Flower Size 2.4" [8.5 cm]

Found in northwestern Yunnan province of China and northern Myanamar and is a natural hybrid between P forrestii and P albiflora as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with green to dark olive green, conic-ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, not developing at flowering, elliptic-lanceolate to oblanceolate, acuminate leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect to suberect, reddish, 1 to 2" [2.5 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflroescence with a pale maroon with deeper maroon venation, oblanceolate, acute floral bract.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Pleione Cribb & Butterfield 1988 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 4 1998; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;