Oreorchis angustata L.O.Williams ex N.Pearce & P.J.Cribb 1997

Photo by David Boufford and the Biodiversity of the Hengduan Mountains Orchid Website

Part shade Cold LATE Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Narrow Oreorchis - In China Xi Nan Shan Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southwestern Sichuan and northwestern Yunnan provinces of China in forests at elevations around 3000 to 3190 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with pyriform-conic, several noded pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, broadly lanceolate, plicate, acute apically, tapering below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 8 to 12.8" [20 to 32 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with 2 tubular sheaths below the middle and lanceolate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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 hmm;