Tainia hongkongensis Rolfe 1896

Side View of Flower


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Partial Shade Hot Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Hong Kong Tainia - In China Xiang Gang Dai Chun Lan

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in southeastern China and Vietnam on wooded slopes and open places in hilly areas at elevations of 100 to 500 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial orchid with ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by sheaths in youth and carrying a single, apical, oblong, acuminate gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, to 20" [50 cm] long, laxly several flowered inflorescence with 4 tubular sheaths below and narrowly lanceolate, membraneous, long acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Ania hongkongensis (Rolfe) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Ascotainia hongkongensis (Rolfe) Schltr. 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Ascotainia hongkongensis; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 Seidenfaden 1992 as Ania hongkongensis drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as Ania hingkongesis photo fide;