Neottia megalochila S.C.Chen 1979

Drawing by Liu Chunrong and The E Flora of China Website

Full shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Large Lipped Neottia - In China Da hua niao chao lan

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in western Sichuan and northwestern Yunnan province of China in pinus forests and shady grassy slopes at elevations of 3000 to 3800 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing leafless terrestrial that blooms in the summer with a robust, 6.4 to 13.2" [16 to 33 cm] long, with 3 to 5, tubular, membraneous sheaths, glabrous to very sparsely pubescent, subdensely to densely more than 30 flowered inflorescence with oblong-obovate floral bracts

Synonyms Neottia grandiflora Schltr. 1912; Neottia schlechteriana Szlach. 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide