Tipularia josephi Rchb.f. ex Lindl. 1857

Phoyo by Naresh Sewami and The Orchids of the Sikkim-Himalaya by Naresh Swami Website


Drawing by King & Pantling


Common Name Joseph's Tipularia - in China Duan Bing Hung Ju Lan

Flower Size .2 to .32" [5 to 8mm]

Found in Nepal, northeastern India, Myanmar and Xizang province of China at elevations of 2800 to 4000 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with subglobose pseduobulbs giving rise to a single, broadly ovate, acute, plicate, 5 to 7 veined, undulate margined, rounded basally, abruptly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring and early summer on an erect, peduncle 2.4 to 9.2" [6 to 23 cm] long, rachis 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, laxly 12 to 28 flowered inflorescence with broadly triangular floral bracts

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 Drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide