ORIGIN: Found in central and eastern Taiwan on cliffs and in crevices in limestone rocks at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small to just medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with gl; obose to ovoid tubers giving rise to a purplish, often with dark striations stem with 1 to 2, tubular shaths and carrying 2 to 5, cauline, alternate, widely spaced, green without purple spots, glabrous, linear-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, becoming smaller and bract-like towards the apex, acute to acuminate apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, purplish, often with dark striations, glabrous, 1.6 to 5.2 [4 to 13 cm] long, 5 to 17 flowered inflorescence with green to purple, lanceolate, shorter than to slightly longer than the ovary, acuminate apically floral bracts.
FLOWER SIZE: 1/2 inch [1.25 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
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