Ponerorchis limprichtii (Schltr.) So 1966

Plant and Old Flowers in situ Photos by Sun Hang and Sue Kelly and the Biodiversity of the Hengduan Mountains Orchid Website

Part shade Cold Spring

Common Name Limpricht's Ponerorchis [German Plant Collector in central Asia late 1800's/early 1900's] - In China Hua Xi Xiao Hong Men Lan

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in central China in pine forests, open scree slopes and meadows often in limestone crevices on ledges at elevations of 20000 to 4700 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with oblong tubers giving rise to an erct, slender, glabrous stem with 1 to 2 membraneous sheaths and a singel, basal, ovate, ovate-cordate to elliptic-ovate, green spotted with black purple above, basally clasping leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Chusua hui (Tang & F.T.Wang) P.F.Hunt 1971; Chusua limprichtii (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt 1971; Orchis hui Tang & F.T.Wang 1936; *Orchis limprichtii Schltr. 1922; Ponerorchis hui (Tang & F.T.Wang) So 1966;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI The Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 as Orchis limprichtii photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 as Orchis limprichtii photo good; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok