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2. Ornithochilus yingjiangensis Z. H. Tsi, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 22: 479. 1984.

盈江羽唇兰 ying jiang yu chun lan

Stems ca. 2 cm. Leaves nearly basal, several, distichous; leaf blade obliquely oblong, 8-13 × 3-4 cm, base sheathing, apex acute. Inflorescences often 2 or 3, pendulous, much longer than leaves, unbranched or with a short branch, laxly many flowered; floral bracts lanceolate, ca. 2 mm, acute. Flowers opening widely, pale yellow with reddish brown stripes; pedicel and ovary ca. 1 cm. Dorsal sepal ovate, ca. 6 × 3.5 mm, 3-veined, obtuse; lateral sepals obliquely ovate, ca. 6 × 4 mm, 4-veined, obtuse. Petals oblong, ca. 4.5 × 1.5 mm, 1-veined, entire, obtuse; lip shortly clawed at base, 3-lobed; lateral lobes auriculate, margins ± scabrous; mid-lobe reniform-cordate, ca. 5 × 6 mm, entire, margin ± crisped and crenulate, apex subtruncate and broadly emarginate; disk with a longitudinal triangular thickened central ridge, a pilose callus at front of and a thickened callus on back of spur entrance; spur straight, tubular, ca. 5 mm. Column short, stout, glabrous. Fl. Jul-Aug.

● Epiphytic on tree trunks in evergreen broad-leaved forests; 1300-1400 m. SW Yunnan.


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