Tropidia nipponica Masam.1929

Plant and Flowers in situ Japan

Photo Anon/Drawing by Flora Of China Webpage

Common Name The Japanese Tropidia - In China Zhu Jing Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5cm]

Found in Japan, The Ryukyus and Taiwan in forests at low to medium elevations as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, slender, often branched stem with the proximal nodes enveloped by sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, alternate, elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, papery, acute apically leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, subglobose, sparsely pubescent, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms Tropidia angulosa var. nipponica (Masam.) S.S.Ying 1990

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;