8. Tainia emeiensis (K. Y. Lang) Z. H. Tsi, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 18: 236. 1999.
峨眉带唇兰 e mei dai chun lan
Mischobulbum emeiense K. Y. Lang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 20: 185. 1982 ["emeiensis"].
Pseudobulbs ascending, almost narrowly cylindric, 4.5-8 cm × ca. 4 mm, narrowed from base toward apex. Petiole 4-4.5 cm; leaf blade elliptic, 12.5-14 × 4.5-6 cm, base subrounded, apex acute. Inflorescence erect; peduncle ca. 10 cm, with 2 or 3 tubular sheaths, basal one ca. 5 cm; rachis 3-flowered; floral bracts lanceolate, ca. 1.5 cm, longer than pedicel and ovary, acuminate. Sepals similar, lanceolate, ca. 20 × 4 mm, 5-veined, long acuminate; lateral sepals adnate at base to column foot forming a broad mentum ca. 3 mm. Petals ovate-lanceolate, ca. 17 × 6 mm, 5-veined, acuminate; lip ovate-lanceolate, ca. 18 × 8 mm, entire, acuminate; disk with 3 lamellae, lateral 2 dilated and triangular near or slightly above base, median somewhat fleshy and ridgelike. Column ca. 4 mm; rostellum acute at apex. Fl. Jul.
● Wooded slopes; ca. 800 m. SW Sichuan.
Turner (Orchid Monogr. 6: 73. 1992) stated that he had seen no specimens of this taxon and wrote "The description and figure given in the original publication resemble T[ainia]. macrantha, but show a smaller species with a short column and column foot."