!Porolabium biporosum (Maxim.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1940 Photo by Magnus Liden

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Partial sunCold LATE Spring

Common Name or Meaning The 2 Pored Porolabium - In China Kong Chung Lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in northwestern Yunnan, Qinghai and Shanxi provinces of China in montane grasslands and lakesides at elevations of 3000 to 4200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a globose, unlobed, fleshy tuber giving rise to a slender, erect stem with 2 to 3 tubular sheaths carrying a single, linear-lanceolate, amplexicaul basally, obtuse apically leaf that blooms in the late spring on an erect, 6 to 8 flowered inflorescence with small floral bracts.

Synonyms *Herminium biporosum Maxim. 1887; Monorchis biporosa (Maxim.) O.Schwarz 1949

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 drawing fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Orchids of Huanglong Perner, Tang Si-Yuan 2007 [page 37] photo fide;