Neottia puberula (Maxim.) Szlach. 1995

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Chinese Orchid Society Webpage

Common Name The Short-Haired Neottia - In China Hua Ye Dui Ye Lan

Flower Size very small

Found in Kazakastan, Kirgystan, Far Eastern Russia, Japan, Korea, Chongqing, Gansu, Guizhou, northwestern Hebei, Heilongjiang, Nei Mongol, Qinghai, north Shanxii and, north Sichuan provinces of China in humid dense forests at elevations of 1400 to 2600 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a cylindric, slender stem with 1 to 2, membraneous sheaths towards the base and carrying 2, opposite, towards the middle of the stem, subsessile, cordate, broadly ovate to broadly ovate-triangular, slightly crisped margins, acute to obtuse apically, broadly cuneate or subcordate below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall on a pubescent, .8 to 2.8" [2 to 7 cm] long, laxly 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, glabrous, acute apically floral bracts

Both of the photos above are of the variety maculata and have the white stripe on the mid vein of the leaves.

Synonyms Listera bungeana Y.Yabe 1915; Listera major Nakai 1914; *Listera puberula Maxim.1884; Listera puberula var. maculata (Tang & F.T.Wang) S.C.Chen & Y.B.Luo 1999; Listera savatieri Maxim. ex Kom. 1901; Listera savatieri var. maculata Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Listera yatabei Makino 1905; Neottia bungeana (Y.Yabe) Szlach. 1995; Neottia major (Nakai) Szlach. 1995; Neottia puberula var. maculata (Tang & F.T.Wang) S.C.Chen, S.W.Gale & P.J.Cribb 2009; Neottia yatabei (Makino) Szlach. 1995; Ophrys savatieri (Maxim. ex Kom.) Makino 1929; Ophrys yatabei (Makino) Makino 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as N puberula var maculata;