Pleione yunnanensis


Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Coelogyneae
SubTribe: Coelogyninae
Genus: Pleione
Species: P. yunnanensis
Binomial name
Pleione yunnanensis
(Rolfe) Rolfe 1904

Pleione yunnanensis is a species of Pleione found in East Asia.


Plant blooms from winter to spring with a single 9 cm wide flower.

The flower is distinguished by its pale color flowers, rounded petals, five white lamellae, and a lip with broad rounded side lobes.[1] Flowers come in colors of lavender pink to white.[1]


Plant is found growing under shrubs of Rhododendron and Lyonia the pine forest of Yunnan, Sichuan, Guizhou provinces of China; and Myanmar at elevations of 1350 to 3200 meters.[1]


Plant goes dormant in the late fall to early spring. Pot plants in a mix of bark and sphagnum moss, or in 50% peat and 50% perlite. Mix should retain moisture and should be well drained. Plants should be watered constantly during growing season. Stop watering when leaves drop. Plant should be misted lightly and potting media should be kept dried during dormancy in the fall. Keep plant cool from 16° to 75°F during growing season and cold during dormancy form 50° to 25°F. Grow in diffused light and fertilize at half strength during summer.


Common name: The Yunnan Pleione


    • Coelogyne yunnanensis Rolfe 1903
  1. Pleione chiwuana T. Tang & F.T. Wang 1951
  2. Pleione yunnanensis var. chiwuana (Tang & F.T.Wang) G.Kleinh. ex Torelli & Riccab. 2000


PDF iconNew Bibenzyl Derivatives from the Tubers of Pleione yunnanensis

PDF iconComplete assignments of H-1 and C-13 NMR data of three new dihydrophenanthrofurans from Pleione yunnanensis


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Cribb, Phillip, and Ian Butterfield (1988). The Genus Pleione (Timber Press). 

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