Ponerorchis taiwanensis (Fukuy.) Ohwi 1936 Photos by http://homepage8.seed.net.tw/web@5/brucyo/plant/plant-10.htm Website

Partial shadeCoolCold Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Taiwan Ponerorchis - In China Tai Wan Xiao Hong Men Lan

Flower Size .6" [1.4 cm]

Found in Taiwan on cliffs, crevasses and on limestone rocks at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte with ellipsoid to subglobose tubers giving rise to a green with purple striations or a purple stem with 1 to 2 tubular basal sheaths and carrying 2 to 5, cauline, alternate, widely spaced, green, linear to lanceolate, becoming smaller and bract-like above, glabrous, acuminate apically leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, green to purple 2 to 4.8" [5 to 12 cm] long, 5 to 20 flowered inflorescence with erect, green or purple, lanceolate, acuminate, almost as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying purple, rose to rarely white flowers

Synonyms Chusua taiwanensis (Fukuy.) P.F.Hunt 1971; Orchis taitungensis S.S.Ying 1985; Orchis taitungensis var. alboflorens S.S.Ying 1985; *Orchis taiwanensis Fukuy.1935; Ponerorchis taitungensis (S.S.Ying) S.S.Ying 1988; Ponerorchis taitungensis var. alboflorens (S.S.Ying) S.S.Ying 1988

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

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