Yoania prainii King & Pantl. 1898 Drawing by King & Pantling and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Prain's Yoania [English Botanist in India 1800's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Assam and northern Vietnam at elevations of 2000 to 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a rhizome enveloped by small, imbricating, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, adpressed sheaths and giving rise to a smooth, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991;