Neottia nanchuanica (S.C.Chen) Szlach. 1995

Plant in situ

Photos by Yi Sirong


Drawing by Feng Jinhuan and E Flora of China Website

Full shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Nanchuan Neottia [A park in Chongqing China]- In China Nan chuan dui ye lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Chongqing province of China at forest margins at elevations of 2000 to 2100 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender stem with 1 to 2 sheaths near the base and carrying 2, opposite, below the middle of the stem, subsessile, broadly ovate to broadly ovate-cordate, obtuse to acute, broadly cuneate to nearly shallowly cordate into the base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, pubescent, 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, laxly 10 to 19 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Listera nanchuanica S.C.Chen 1981

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; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;