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Orchid Species: Orchis mairei

Kew currently accepted name is Ponerorchis chusua

Orchis mairei is an orchid species identified by H.Lév. in 1916. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Ponerorchis chusua.
Genus
Orchis (Orchis.)
Grex
mairei
Parents
Species
Author
H.Lév.
Year
1916
ORIGIN: Found in eastern Russia, Korea, Taiwan, China, western Himalayas, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Nepal and Myanmar in forests, alpine grasslands, limestone outcrops and scree at elevations of 500 to 4700 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Mini-miniature to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with ovoid globose tubers giving rise to an erect, glabrous stems carrying 2 to 4, spaces, oblong-lanceolate, green, sometimes spotted with black-purple above, narrowing to the clasping base leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, terminal, to 12 [30 cm] long, racemose, several to many flowered, somewhat secund inflorescence.

FLOWER SIZE: 0.6 inches [1.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Ponerorchis Pnr chusua 1966 (D.Don) Soó
Add+ Amitostigma Ami beesianum 1951 (W.W.Sm.) Tang & F.T.Wang
Add+ Chusua Csa donii 1935 Nevski in V.L.Komarov (ed.)
Add+ Chusua Csa nana 1979 (King & Pantl.) Pradhan
Add+ Chusua Csa pauciflora 1971 (Lindl.) P.F.Hunt
Add+ Chusua Csa pulchella 1971 (Hand.-Mazz.) P.F.Hunt
Add+ Chusua Csa secunda 1935 Nevski in V.L.Komarov (ed.)
Add+ Gymnadenia Gym pauciflora 1835 Lindl.
Add+ Gymnadenia Gym puberula 1832 Lindl. ex Wall.
Add+ Orchis Orchis beesiana 1914 W.W.Sm.
Add+ Orchis Orchis delavayi 1911 Schltr.
Add+ Orchis Orchis nana 1911 (King & Pantl.) Schltr.
Add+ Orchis Orchis parcifloroides 1936 Hand.-Mazz.
Add+ Orchis Orchis pulchella 1936 Hand.-Mazz.
Add+ Orchis Orchis tenii 1921 Schltr.
Add+ Orchis Orchis unifoliata 1921 Schltr.
Add+ Ponerorchis Pnr beesiana 1975 (W.W.Sm.) Soó
Add+ Ponerorchis Pnr nana 1966 (King & Pantl.) Soó
Add+ Ponerorchis Pnr pauciflora 1936 (Lindl.) Ohwi
Add+ Ponerorchis Pnr pulchella 1966 (Hand.-Mazz.) Soó
Add+ Gymnadenia Gym chusua 1835 (D.Don) Lindl.
Add+ Habenaria Hab chusua 1881 (D.Don) Benth.
Add+ Orchis Orchis chusua 1825 D.Don
Add+ Orchis Orchis giraldiana 1905 Kraenzl.
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