Tropidia nanhuae W.M.Lin, Kuo Huang & T.P.Lin 2006

Plant in situ Taiwan

Photos by Lin, Huang & Lin and The Plants of Taiwan Website

Full Shade Hot Warm Fall

Common Name The Nan Hua Tropidia [A Dam in Taiwan]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Taiwan in bamboo forests at elevations around 150 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a more or less flattened stem carrying 3 to 5, lanceolate-oblong, acuminate, rounded and basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, .6" [1.5 cm] long, to 25 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, glabrous floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

The main difference between this species and T curculigoides is that this species has a long inflorescence carrying 20 green and white flowers in a dense raceme in contrast to T curculigoides which has an axillary inflorescence that is almost sessile and has only a few white flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Taiwania. 51(3): 165 W.M.Lin, Kuo Huang & T.P.Lin 2006 drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;