Pleione kohlsii Braem 1991 SECTION Pleione

Photos courtesy of Rogier van Vugt and his Orchid webpage


Common Name Kohls' Pleione [German Orchid Enthusiast current] - In China Chun Hua Du Suan Lan

Flower Size 3.6" [9 cm]

Found in western Yunnan province of China in forests at elevations of 2400 to 2800 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial that is a natural hybrid between P. aurita P. forrestii with acuminate, pear-shaped pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, plicate leaf that blooms in the spring on a arising with a new growth, erect, 2.8" [7 cm] long terete, single flowered inflorescence with a narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, round apically flower bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 4 1991 photo as P kohlsii; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;