Hemipilia calcicola (W.W.Sm.) Y.Tang & H.Peng, BioMed Centr. Evol. Biol. 15(96): 28 (2015) (syn: Gymnadenia calcicola W.W.Sm.; Neottianthe calcicola (W.W.Sm.) Schltr.; Neottianthe gymnadenioides (Hand.-Mazz.) K.Y.Lang & S.C.Chen; Ponerorchis cucullata var. calcicola (W.W.Sm.) X.H.Jin, Schuit. & W.T.Jin; Symphyosepalum gymnadenioides Hand.-Mazz.);
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Himalaya to Central China: China North-Central, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Nepal, Qinghai, Tibet, West Himalaya as per POWO;
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Ponerorchis cucullata var. calcicola (W.W.Sm.) X.H.Jin, Schuit. & W.T.Jin: 2 very high res. images.

Location: Jumla, West Nepal
Altitude: 3000m.
Date: 24 August 2021 
Habit : Wild


Chinese have been arguing among themselves about where to place this. I liked it better in Neottianthe calcicola, but then they transferred it to Ponerorchis cucullata var. calcicola in 2014 and now they want to call it Hemipilia calcicola since 2015.
Life is confusing with lesser plants and multiple opinions.


So many developments. Difficult to keep a track for a commoner like me. POWO  already changed to Hemipilia calcicola but GBIF and CoL with the same name.


 

 


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References:
POWO  Catalogue of Life  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of China  FOC illustration   Wikipedia Wikimedia Commons  IOSPE Photos

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