Botanical name: Diploprora championii Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Cottonia championii, Stauropsis championii, Vanda bicaudata
Champion's Diploprora is a miniature sized, tree-dwelling or rock-dwelling orchid with a hanging growing, elongate, branching, leafy stem carrying many, elliptical, pointed, basally clasping, twisted to all face same way leaves. It is named for 19th century English botanist John George Champion, who studied the flora of East Asia. The plant blooms in the spring on an in leaf-axils, 4 to 5 cm long, successively 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers. Flowers are fragrant, pale yellow, with white-rosy lip, about 1 cm in diam., slightly fleshy; flower-stalk and ovary about 8 mm. Sepals are oblong or elliptic, about 9 x 4 mm, dorsally carinate, tip blunt. Petals are linear-oblong, about 8 x 2 mm, pointed. Lip is sigmoidally curved, 5-8 x 3-4 mm, adnate to base and sides of column; hypochile erect, boat-shaped, about 5 x 4 mm, edges recurved. Champion's Diploprora is found in India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, S and SE Yunnan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, at altitudes of 200-1500 m.
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