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Pogonia minor / Yamatokisou ヤマトキソウ

Bloom time: June-August

Orchidaceae /


Species in the genus Pogonia:

Pogonia japonica / Tokisou
Pogonia minor / Yamatokisou



Pogonia minor / Yamatokisou ヤマトキソウ

Pogonia minor is a perennial orchid species, terrestrial, inhabiting a sunny grassland plain erecting 10- to 20cm in height. Finding one out takes a lot of work, and Shimane Red Data Book lists this as a VU. The stem bears a single 3-7cm long oval leaf in about halfway position and a 1.2cm in length flower upward on the apex. The light pink flower is habitually not fully open but loose enough to observe inside once in a long while. Bloom time: June-August.





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