Neottia wardii (Rolfe) Szlach. 1995

Photo by China Plant Photo Website

Full ShadeColdLATE Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning Ward's Neottia - In China Da Hua Dui Ye Lan

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in western Hubei, northwestern Sichuan, southeastern Xizang and northwestern Yunnan provinces of China in damp areas of scrub and coniferous forests at elevations of 2300 to 3500 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a cylindric, slender stem enveloped by a single membraneous sheath towards the base and carrying 2, opposite, above the middle of the stem, subsessile, green, broadly ovate to ovate-cordate, slightly crisped to irregularily denticulate margins, subacute to mucronate apically, broadly cuneate to shallowly cordate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a pubescent, 2.6 to 4.8" [6.5 to 12 cm] long, laxly 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2 sterile, ovate bracts and ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Listera grandiflora Rolfe 1896; *Listera wardii Rolfe 1913; Neottia grandiflora (Rolfe) Szlach. 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Huanglong Perner, Tang Si-Yuan 2007 as Listera grandiflora photos fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 as Listera grandiflora photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide