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12. Pleione ×kohlsii Braem, Schlechteriana. 2: 168. 1991.

春花独蒜兰 chun hua du suan lan

Herbs, terrestrial or possibly epiphytic. Pseudobulb green, pyriform, 3-4.5 × 1-1.7 cm, 1-leaved. Leaf erect, green, 10-20 × 2-5 cm. Inflorescence appearing with young leaf, erect; peduncle ca. 7 cm; floral bracts narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, 24-28 × ca. 4 mm, exceeding ovary. Flower solitary, purplish violet or pink, lip tinged pale yellow with a yellow throat and with reddish brown spots and stripes. Dorsal sepal narrowly elliptic, 40-45 × 10-14 mm, apex obtuse; lateral sepals narrowly suboblong-elliptic, 40-45 × 12-14 mm, apex obtuse. Petals falcate, oblanceolate, 40-45 × 8-10 mm, narrower than sepals, apex obtuse or subacute; lip orbicular when flattened, obscurely 3-lobed, lateral margins erect and embracing column, apical margin lacerate, apex emarginate; lateral lobes narrowly subelliptic, margin minutely erose; disk with 5 lacerate lamellae. Column clavate, 25-28 mm.

● Forests; 2400-2800 m. W Yunnan.

This entity is thought to be a natural hybrid between Pleione forrestii and P. aurita.


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