Pogonia japonica Rchb.f. 1852 Photo courtesy of Natsui

Plant and Flowers in situ Japan Photo by Hisanori Takeuchi and his Orchids of the World Website


Common Name The Japanese Pogonia - Japanese Crested Ibis Weed - Japan - Tokisou [Toki is from the name of the bird, the colour of flower looks like Toki-bird.] - In China Zhu Lan

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found from Eastern Siberia, China, Japan and Korea in sunny, wet fields, in sparse woods and along ravines as a mini-miniature sized, cold to cool growing terrestrial orchid with an erect, slender stem carrying a single, apical, sub-oblong to oblong-lanceolate leaf that blooms in the late spring on an erect, single flowered inflorescence with foliaceous, narrowly oblong to lanceolate bract.

Synonyms Pogonia japonica f. lineariperiantha Satomi & T.Ohsawa 1983;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1863 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 44 #9 1975; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;