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2. Myrmechis chinensis Rolfe, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 36: 44. 1903.

全唇兰 quan chun lan

Plants 5-10 cm tall. Rhizome creeping. Stem slender, with several leaves. Leaves widely spaced along stem, orbicular or ovate, 4-6 × 4-5 mm, base obtuse-rounded, apex obtuse or acute; petiole-like base and sheath 3-5 mm. Inflorescence 1.5-2.5 cm, minutely villous; rachis 1-3-flowered; floral bracts oblong-lanceolate, shorter than ovary, abaxially sparsely villous, margin ciliate, apex acute. Flowers not opening widely, white; ovary and pedicel cylindric, 6-7 mm, sparsely villous. Sepals ovate-lanceolate, 5-6 mm, glabrous, 1-veined, connate at base, apex subacute; dorsal sepal cymbiform, 2-2.2 mm wide; lateral sepals slightly oblique, 2.3-2.5 mm wide. Petals connivent with dorsal sepal and forming a hood though apical 1/3 free and recurved, ovate, not oblique (margins equal), 5-6 × ca. 2.5 mm, 1-veined, apex obtuse; lip white, T-shaped, ca. 5 mm, 3-partite; hypochile concave-saccate; calli subquadrate, entire, apex obtuse; mesochile oblong, minutely papillose; epichile slightly transversely dilated, obcordate-obovate, 1-1.5 mm wide, occasionally slightly emarginate. Fl. Jul.

● Damp places in forests, valleys; 2000-2200 m. N Fujian, W Hubei, NE and W Sichuan.


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