Tipularia szechuanica Schltr. 1924

Photo by Jin Xiaohua


Drawing by the China Plants Website

Part shade Cold LATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Sichuan Tipularia - In China Tong Ju Lan

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Gansu, southern Shaanxi, northwest Sichuan and northwest Yunnan in forests at elevations of 3300 to 4000 meters as a small sized, cold grtowing terrestrial with a narrowly cylindric, tapering slightly towards the base, 1 to 2 noded pseudobulb carrying a broadly ovate, 3 veined, acuminate to obtuse apically, rounded to subtruncate basally in to the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, [12 to 22 cm] long, 5 to 9 flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2, long, tubular sheaths and deltoid, minute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Huanglong Perner, Tang Si-Yuan 2007 photos fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;