Ponerorchis bidupensis (Aver.) X.H.Jin, Schuit. & W.T.Jin 2014 TYPE Drawing by Leonid Averyanov

Common Name The Bi Dup Range Ponerorchis [A mountain range in Lam Dong province of southern Vietnam]

Flower Size .32 to .4" [.8 to 1 cm]

Found in Lam Dong province of southern Vietnam on open and shady, mossy granite bluffs along the top of the main Bi Dup mountain ridge in primary mixedcloud forests at elevations of 2100 to 2200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with 1 to 2, narrowly cylindrical, densely villose tubers giving rise to 1 to 2, basal, thin, adpressed to the ground, broadly elliptic to broadly ovate, broad to slightly attenuate base, acute apically leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, pedunculate, racemose, erect, peduncle 3.2 to 6.4" [8 to 16 cm] long, leafless or sometimes with a single, insignificant, narrowly acute bract-like leaf, rachis 1.6" [4 cm] long, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence with narrowly triangular, acute much longer than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying flowers without color data.

Synonyms Amitostigma bidupense (Aver.) Aver. 2010; Hemipilia bidupensis Aver. 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lindleyana 14: 222 Averanov 1999 as Hemipilia bidupensis drawing fide;