Ponerorchis takasago-montana (Masam.) Ohwi 1936 Photo by J.J.Merry and Flickr Orchid Photo Website

White Color Form Photo by Ecogarden and Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Partial shade CoolCold Spring

Common Name or Meaning The ? Ponerorchis - In China Gao Shan Xiao Hong Men Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in central and eastern Taiwan on cliffs and in crevices in limestone rocks at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a small to just medium szied, cool to cold growing terrestrial with gl;obose to ovoid tubers giving rise to a purplish, often with dark striations stem with 1 to 2, tubular shaths and carrying 2 to 5, cauline, alternate, widely spaced, green without purple spots, glabrous, linear-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, becoming smaller and bract-like towards the apex, acute to acuminate apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, purplish, often with dark striations, glabrous, 1.6 to 5.2" [4 to 13 cm] long, 5 to 17 flowered inflorescence with green to purple, lanceoalte, shorter than to slightly longer than the ovary, acuminate apically floral bracts.

Synonyms Chusua takasago-montana (Masam.) P.F.Hunt 1971; Orchis chingshuishania S.S.Ying 1988; *Orchis takasago-montana Masam. 1933

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide