Myrmechis urceolata Tang & K.Y.Lang 1996

Photo by Jin Xiaohua

Common Name The Jug-Like Myrmechis

Flower Size

Found in southeastern Yunnan, Guangdong and Hainan provinces of China in shady humid places at elevations of 500 to 600 meters meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing terrestrial with a creeping rhizome giving rise to a stout, subfleshy stem carrying 5 to 7 widely spaced, abaxially pale green, tinged with reddish purple, adaxially green, ovate, obtise rounded below apex acute leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, pubescent, .4" [1 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular, abaxially pubescent, margin ciliate, acute apically, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Odontochilus urceolatus (Tang & K.Y.Lang) T.Yukawa 2016

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