Myrmechis japonica (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1903

Another Flower

Photos by Madame Popow.

Common Name The Japanese Myrmechis- in Japan aridoushi-ran [turu-aridoushi like orchid (turu-aridoushi = Mitchella undulata Siebold & Zuccarini)] - In China Ri Ben Quan Chun Lan

Flower Size 1/4"[7 mm]

Found in Siberia, Sakhalin Island, Japan and Korea in shady locales and on mossy rocks in forests at elevations of 800 to 2600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a somewhat stout stem carrying several, widely spaced on the stem, orbicular to ovate, obtuse to acute apically, obtuse rounded into the base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, sparsely villous, .6 to 1.2" [1.5 to 3 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with oblong to ovate-lanceolate shorter than the ovary, abaxially sparsely villous, ciliate margins, acute to acuminate apically floral bracts

Synonyms Myrmechis japonica (Reichenbach f.) Rolfe var. tsukusiana Masamune; Odontochilus japonicus (Rchb.f.) T.Yukawa 2016; *Rhamphidia japonica Rchb.f. 1878

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; 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