Neottia karoana Szlach. 1995

Drawing by R Pantling and Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Karo's Neottia - See Ka Shi Dui Ye Lan - In China Ka Shi Dui Ye Lan

Flower Size .15" [3mm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas and western China in forests at elevations around 3000 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a slender, glabrous stem with a single basal, oblong, obtuse sheath and carrying 2, opposite at the middle of the stem, orbicular-ovate to wedge shaped, obtuse to subacute, sessile leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, minutely puberulous, 4.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, sparsely 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, concave floral bracts

Synonyms Diphryllum micranthum (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; *Listera micrantha Lindl. 1857

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1893 as Listera micrantha drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Listera micrantha drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 as Listera micrantha drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Crib 2002 as Listera micrantha; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Listera micrantha; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 as Listera micrantha photo hmm; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;