Orchis fauriei Finet 1808

Flower CloseupPhotos by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

Common Name Faurie's Orchis [French Missionary and Plant Collector in Japan midd 1800's to early 1900's] - In Japan - Onoe-ran [mountain top orchid]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found only in Japan on South Honshu Island in craggy montane grasslands at elevations of 3500 to 4200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying a few basal sheaths and 2, elliptic, obtuse leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, .2" [5 mm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence with herbaceous, as long to longer than the flower floral bracts.

Synonyms Chondradenia fauriei (Finet) Sawada ex Maek. 1971; Chondradenia yatabei Maxim. ex Makino 1902; Galearis fauriei (Finet) P.F.Hunt 1971; Galeorchis chondradenia (Makino) So 1966; Orchis chondradenia Makino 1902; Orchis yatabei (Maxim. ex Makino) Makino 1948

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973 as Chindradenia faurei; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 as Chondradenia fauriei drawing fide;