!Changnienia amoena S.S.Chien 1935

Plant and Flower

Photos by Takato Natsui and His Professor Summer's Webgarden


Common Name The Beautiful Changnienia - In China Du Hua Lan

Flower Size 2.6" [6.5 cm]

Found in Shaanxi, Jiangsu, Anhui, Zhejiang, Jianxi, Hubei, Hunan and Sichuan provinces of China in humus rich soils in open forests or shady locations along valleys at elevations of 400 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with nearly ellipsoid to broadly ovoid, fleshy, nearly yellowish white, 2 noded pseudobulbs enveloped by membraneous sheaths and carrying a single, broadly ovate-elliptic to broadly elliptic, purple-red below, acute to shortly acuminate apically, rounded to nearly truncate into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 4 to 7" [10 to17.5 cm] long, with 2, membraneousl, basally clasping bracts, single flowered inflorescence with small deciduous, floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; Native Orchids of China Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 photo fide; Native Orchids of Shaanxi Shaanxi Science & Technology Press 2007 photo; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;