!Stigmatodactylus sikokianus Maxim. ex Makino 1891

Plant and Flowers in situ Japan

Photos by Hisanori Takeuchi and his Orchids of the World Website


Common Name The Sikokia Stigmatodactylus - In China Zhi Zhu Lan

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Japan, Taiwan and Fujian and Hunan provinces of China along gullies in dense forests in deep shade at elevations around 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a small tuber giving rise to a erect, puberulent, cylindric subterranean portion of the stem carrying 1 to 2, small apical scales and the above ground portion is slender, angled and has a short cataphyl at the base and carrying a triangular-ovate, 3 veined, acuminate apically leaf midway up the stem that blooms in the later summer on a 1 t o3flowered inflroescence with pale green slightly smaller that he leaf floral bract.

Synonyms Pantlingia sikokiana (Maxim. ex Makino) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; 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; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide