Yoania japonica Maxim. 1873

Plant and Inflorescence in situ Japan in L lowland forest Photos by Madame Popow.

Common Name The Japanese Yoania - In Japan Shouki-ran - In China Kuan Ju Lan

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, Taiwan and Japan in montane forests and bamboo grasslands as a small sized, cool growing, leafless terrestrial with a subterranean, branching, soft, fleshy, tuberculate rhizome giving rise in the summer to a terminal, from the end of the rhizome, erect, to 6" [to 15 cm] long, 3 to 6 flowered, inflorescence.

Synonyms Yoania japonica var. squamipes Fukuy. 1938; Yoania squamipes (Fukuy.) Masam. 1974

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991 drawing hmm; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok

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