Neottia divaricata (Panigrahi & P.Taylor) Szlach. 1995

Photo by Jin Xiaohua


Drawing by Feng Jinhuan and The E Flora of China Website

Full shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Widely Diverging Neottia [refers to the lobes of the lip widely spreading apart] - In China Cha chun dui ye lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas and Tibet in tsinga forests at elevations of 3000 to 3500 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender stem with 2 to 3 near basal sheaths and carrying 2, opposite, at the middle of the stem, subsessile, broadly ovate-cordate, subacute, shallowly cordate to subtruncate into the base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, pubescent, 2.4 to 6" [6 to 15 cm] long, densely 8 to 14 flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, 1 veined, acute floral bracts. .

Synonyms *Listera divaricata Panigrahi & P.Tayor 1975

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