Spiranthes hongkongensis S.Y.Hu & Barretto 1976

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Fragrancepartial shadeWarmSpring

Common Name The Hong Kong Spiranthes - In China Xiang Gang Shou Cao

Flower Size 1/4" [8 mm]

Found in Hong Kong on open moist to dry hillsides, grasslands and meadows at elevations of 800 to 900 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphtye with 2 to 6, erect, spreading, linear to oblanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 4 to 18" [10 to 45 cm] long, rachis decoming densely gladular pubescent distally, spirally arranged, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, sparsely glandular pubescent, acuminate, floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 as S cf hongkongensis Drawing/photo good;