Gymnadenia bicornis Tang & K.Y.Lang 1978

Photo by Jin Xiaohua

Common Name The Two Horned Gymnadenia

Flower Size

Found in Xixang Zizhiqu province of China on shrubby slopes at elevations of 3200 to 3600 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing, somewhat robust terrestrial with ellipsoid tubers with a few slender, elongate lobes giving rise to an erect, stout, stem provided with 2 to 3, basal, tubular sheaths and carrying 6 to 8 cauline, widely spaced, elliptic, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, acuminate leaveds that blooms in the summer on an erect, elongate, to 10" [25 cm] long, peduncle provided with 2 lanceolate bracts, rachis 3.2 to 4.6" [8 to 11.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, lower longer than the flower shorter above floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;