Neottia morrisonicola (Hayata) Szlach. 1995

Plant and Flowers in situ Taiwan

Photos by J J Merry and his Pissar Photo Website

Full shade Cold LATE SpringEARLY Summer

Common Name The Mount Morrison Living Neottia - [A mountain in south central Taiwan] - in China Qian Lie Dui Ye Lan

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in Taiwan in coniferous forests and shaded and damp meadows at elevations of 2500 to 3800 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, slender stem carrying 2, opposite, above the middle of the stem, sessile, ovate to ovate-orbicular, rounded below into the base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, pubescent, 1.6 to 4.4" [4 to 11 cm] long, subdensely 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceoalte, 3 veined, obtuse floral bracts.

Synonyms *Listera morrisonicola Hayata 1912; Listera taiwaniana S.S.Ying 1974; Neottia morrisonicola (Hayata) Szlach. 1995; Neottia taiwaniana (S.S.Ying) Szlach. 1995; Ophrys morrisonicola (Hayata) Makino 1929

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