Yoania flava

Family Orchidaceae
Subfamily Epidendroideae
Tribe Calypsoeae
Scientific name Yoania flava K. Inoue & T. Yukawa
Synonyms none
Common name (Japanese common name) shinano shouki-ran (シナノショウキラン, 信濃鍾馗蘭 [meaning: Shinano Zhong Kui orchid (Shinano = an old name of Nagano Prefecture)])
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) Honshu (Central region)
(Other nations) none
Habitat Mountane forest.
Chromosomal number unknown
Description Plants electing 10-30cm tall. Leaves none. Flowers yellow 3.5-4cm across, flowering in June to July. Terrestrial. Saprophytes.
Reference A New Species of Yoania (Orchidaceae) from Southern Nagano, Central Japan
Conservation of endangered plants - The artificial propagation and new symbiotic fungus of terrestrial saprophytic orchid, Yoania flava

Photo by Mr. Yoshiaki Kitada Photo by Mr. Yoshiaki Kitada
June 2008
at mountane forest
June 2008
at mountane forest