Thuniopsis subsessilis (Rolfe) Ormerod, Kurzweil & Schuit. 2020

Photo by Ye Deping


Common Name The Almost Sessile Thuniopsis [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in northern Myanmar and Yunnan province of China on limestone mountains in sparse mossy forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a sized, warm growing terrestrial or lithophyte with clustered stems carrying many elliptical leaves that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, subsessile, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Arundina subsessilis Rolfe 1914; Dilochia subsessilis (Rolfe) S.Thomas 1993; Thunia cleistogama D.P.Ye & H.Jiang 2012; Thuniopsis cleistogama L.Li, D.P.Ye & Shi J.Li 2015

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;