Cephalanthera humilis X.H.Jin 2011

Plant in situ

Photos by Jin Xiaohua


Common Name The Growing Low to the Ground Cephalanthera

Flower Size

Found in Yunnan province of China in dark and wet broadleaved, evergreen forests at elevations around 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by several white sheaths and carrying no leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, terminal, few flowered inflorescence with broadly needle-shaped floral bracts and carrying flowers that barely open.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;