Brachycorythis henryi (Schltr.) Summerh. 1955

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Full Shade Warm Cool LATESummer EARLY Fall

Common Name or Meaning Henry's Brachycorythis [Irish plant collector in China mid 1800's to earlier 1900's] - In China Chang Ye Bao Ye Lan

Flower Size .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in southern Yunnan province of China and Myanmar on grassy slopes or along ravines in mixed forests at elevations of 700 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with ellipsoid to oblong tubers giving rise to an erect, sheathed in the lower half, leafy in the upper stem carrying a 4 to 5, elliptic to narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, gradually narrowing below leaf that blooms in the later summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, laxly 4 to 12 flowered inflorescence with leaf-like, longer than the flowers bracts

Synonyms *Phyllomphax henryi Schltr. 1919; Platanthera dielsiana So 1929

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