Oreorchis fargesii Finet 1896

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Part shade cool cold LATER Spring

Common Name Farges's Oreorchis [English missionary and plant collector in China] - In China Chang Ye Shan Lan

Flower Size 3/8" [8 mm]

Found in Shaanxi, southern Gansu, Zhejiang, northern Fujian, Taiwan, Hubei and Sichuan provinces of China in forests or in thickets along ravines at elevations of 700 to 2600 meters as a small to just medium sized cold growing terrestrial with underground and joined to a short rhizome, ellipsoid to subglobose, 2 to 3 noded pseudobulbs giving rise to 2 or rarely 1, linear-lanceolate to linear, chartaceous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring on a lateral, erect, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, racemose, .8 to 2.4" [2 to 6 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Oreorchis fargesii var. subcapitata Hayata 1912; Oreorchis intermedia S.S.Chien 1930; Oreorchis ohwii Fukuy. 1935; Oreorchis subcapitata (Hayata) Schltr. 1919

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Native Orchids of Shaanxi - Shaanxi Science & Technology Press 2007 photo fide; Orchids of Huanglong Perner, Tang Si-Yuan 2007 photos fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;