Neottia microphylla (S.C.Chen & Y.B.Luo) S.C.Chen, S.W.Gale & PJ Cribb 2009

Drawing by Cai Shuqin and The E Flora of China Website

Full shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Small Leaved Neottia - In China Xiao ye dui ye lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in northwestern Yunnan Province China on grassy slopes at elevations around 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender stem carrying 2, opposite, below the middle of the stem, sessile, orbicular-ovate, minutely glandular hairy on both surfaces, obtuse-acute apically, broadly truncate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, glabrous then sparsely pubescent, 1.6 to 3.4" [4 to 9 cm] long, laxly 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with 1 sterile bract below and sub-ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms *Listera microphylla S.C.Chen & Y.B.Luo 2002

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