Pogonia minor (Makino) Makino 1909

Plant and Flower Photo by Madame Popow

Full Shade Cold LATER Spring

Common Name The Lesser Pogonia - In Japan Yama-toki-so - In China Xiao Zhu Lan

Flower Size .1" [5 mm]

Found in Japan, Korea and Taiwan in grasslands at elevations of 2200 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a stem with a sheath below the oblong-lanceolate, slightly fleshy, amplexicaul base, acute to obtuse apically leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, terminal, short, single flowered inflorescence with a narrowly lanceolate floral bract.

Synonyms *Pogonia japonica var. minor Makino 1898; Pogonia minor f. pallescens (Nakai) Okuyama 1955; Pogonia minor var. pallescens Nakai in ?.

References W3 Tropicos,Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok