Herminium monorchis (L.) R. Br.Release date:2021-12-10

Herminium monorchis (L.) R. Br., plant height is 5.5-35 cm. Tubers spherical, 6-10 mm in diameter, fleshy. The stem is erect, glabrous, with 2 cylindrical sheaths at the base and 2-3 leaves at the lower part. The leaf blades are narrowly elliptic-lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, extending upright. Racemes with many flowers, terete, up to 15 cm; flowers are small, yellow-green, hanging heads, sepals are nearly equal in length, with one vein; petals are nearly rhombic, with thickened upper fleshy, slightly longer than sepals, gradually apex Narrow, or more or less 3-lobed in the middle; the lips are as long as the petals, the flesh is thickened, the base is concave and shallow, and the near middle is 3-lobed. Flowering from June to August.
Born in hillside broad-leaved forests at an altitude of 600-4500 meters to coniferous forests, shrubs, hillside grasslands or river beach swamp grasslands. Europe, Central Asia to West, Himalayas, Nepal, Sikkim, China, Japan, Korean Peninsula, Mongolia, Siberia, Russia. The whole herb with tubers is used for medicinal purposes.

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