Ponerorchis puberula (King & Pantl.) Verm. 1972

TYPE Drawing The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cold LATESpring Summer

Common Name The Minutely Pubescent Ponerorchis

Flower Size .24 to .4" [.6 to 1 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas on shaded banks and at margins of boggy flushes and marshy land at elevations of 2760 to 3600 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growintg terretrial with a globose to subellipsoid tuber giving rise to a slender stem carrying leafless basal sheaths and ebraceate above the single, linear, acute, sessile leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, glabrous, laxly 2 to 5 flowered inflorecence with lanceolate, acute, minutely glanular margined floral bracts.

Synonyms Amitostigma puberulum (King & Pantl.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1936; Chusua puberula (King & Pantl.) N.Pearce & P.J.Cribb 2002; *Orchis puberula King & Pantl. 1898

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Orchis puberula drawing fide; Indian Orchids: Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 as Chusa puberula;