Spiranthes sinensis

Spiranthes sinensis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Cranichideae
SubTribe: Spiranthinae
Genus: Spiranthes
Species: Spir. sinensis
Binomial name
Spiranthes sinensis
(Pers.) Ames 1908

Spiranthes sinensis is a plant of the family Orchidaceae and the genus Spiranthes


Plant is found in bogs and grassy areas from Eastern Russia through Asia, Malaysia, Sumatra, New Caledonia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands at elevations of 100 to 2000 meters


Plant blooms from spring to fall with many 4mm flowers.


Grow in moderate lighting. Plant grows in cool to cold temperatures and should be water regularly during growing season and reduced during flowering. Reduce watering during dormancy period in the winter and mist occasionally. Pot with 70% fine to medium grade perlite or clay and 30% soil.


Common name: The Chinese Spiranthes


  1. Aristotelea spiralis Lour. 1790
  2. Epidendrum aristotelea Raeusch. 1797
  3. Gyrostachys amoena Blume 1859
  4. Gyrostachys congesta (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  5. Gyrostachys novifuburgensis Kuntze 1891
  6. Gyrostachys stylites (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  7. Gyrostachys wightiana Kuntze 1891
  8. Ibidium spirale (Lour.) Makino 1929
  9. Ibidium viridiflorum (Makino) Makino 1929
  10. Neottia amoena M.Bieb. 1819
  11. Neottia autumnalis (Balb.) Steud 1821
  12. Neottia crispata Blume 1825
  13. Neottia parviflora Sm. 1813
  14. Neottia pudica (Lindl.) Sweet 1830
  15. *Neottia sinensis Pers.1807
  16. Ophrys spiralis Georgi 1775
  17. Spiranthes amoena (M.Bieb.) Spreng. 1826
  18. Spiranthes australis var. suishaensis Hayata 1916
  19. Spiranthes aristotelea (Raeusch.) Merr. 1919
  20. Spiranthes australis var. viridiflora Makino 1926
  21. Spiranthes congesta Lindl. 1824
  22. Spiranthes crispata Zoll. & Moritzi 1846
  23. Spiranthes densa A.Rich. 1841
  24. Spiranthes glauca Raf. 1837
  25. Spiranthes indica Lindl. ex Steud. 1841
  26. Spiranthes longispicata A.Rich. 1841
  27. Spiranthes neocaledonica Schltr. 1906
  28. Spiranthes novae-zelandiae Hook.f. 1852
  29. Spiranthes papuana Schltr. 1911
  30. Spiranthes parviflora (Sm.) Lindl 1824
  31. Spiranthes pudica Lindl. 1821
  32. Spiranthes sinensis var. amoena (M.Bieb.) H.Hara 1969
  33. Spiranthes spiralis (Lour.) Makino 1926
  34. Spiranthes stylites Lindl. 1857
  35. Spiranthes suishanensis (Hayata) Schltr. 1919
  36. Spiranthes viridiflora (Makino) Makino 1927
  37. Spiranthes wightiana Lindl. 1832

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