Neottia mucronata (Panigrahi & J.J.Wood) Szlach.1995

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Common Name The Abruptly Pointed Neottia [refers to the apex of the lip] - In China

Flower Size 3/8 to 1/2" [.9 to 1.25 cm]

Found in Japan, Korea, the Chinese Himalayas, the eastern Himalayas and Nepal in forests in shady locatoins at elevations around 2250 to 2500 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a smooth, glabrous, longitudinally ribbed stem with 2 basal sheaths and carrying 2, opposite, sessile, at the apex of the stem, orbicular-ovate to cordate, pale green to grey green above, entire to undulate margined, 7 to 8 veined leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, glandular-pubescent, 5" to 8.8" [12.5 to 21 cm] long, 12 to 14 flowered inflorescence with ovate-orbicular, acute, 1 veined floral bracts

Synonyms *Listera mucronata Panigrahi & J.J.Wood 1974 publ. 1975

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Crib 2002 as Listera mucronata; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Listera mucronata; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 ; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok;