Neottia biflora (Schltr.) Szlach. 1995

Photo by Harry Jans and his Alpine Flowers Travel Website


Common Name The Two Flowered Neottia - In China Er Hua Dui Ye Lan

Flower Size

Found in northwestern Sichuan province of China in forests at elevations of 3000 to 3900 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a cylindric, slender stem with a sheath near the base and carrying 2, opposite, borne above the middle of the stem, subsessile, unequal in size, narrowly ovate, apically acute, basally rounded leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a pubescent, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, shorter than the pedicel, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms *Listera biflora Schltr. 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974 photo ok; Orchids of Huanglong Perner, Tang Si-Yuan 2007 photos fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide;