Cephalanthera nanchuanica (S.C.Chen) X.H.Jin & X.G.Xiang 2012

Plant and Flower in situ

Photos by Jin Xiaohua


Drawing by Liu Chunrong and The E Flora of China Website

Full shade Cold LATERSpring

Common Name The Nanchuan Cephalanthera - In China Jin fo shan lan

Flower Size .68" [1.7 cm]

Found in Sichuan and north Guizhou provinces of China in forest openings, thicket margins and grassy slopes at elevations of 700 to 2100 meters as a small to just medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender, leafy stem with several basal sheaths and carrying 4 to 6, elliptic to lanceolate, 5 to 7 veined, acute to acuminate apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, rachis 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long, 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence with deltoid-lanceolate, much reduced floral bracts.

Synonyms *Tangtsinia nanchuanica S.C.Chen 1965

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as Tangtsinia nanchuanica drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Tangtsinia nanchuanica ; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Tangtsinia nanchuanica drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;