Yoania japonica

Yoania japonica

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Yoaniinae
Genus: Yoania
Species: Y. japonica
Binomial name
Yoania japonica
Maxim. 1873

Yoania japonica is a terrestrial orchid found in Asia.


Plants grow 10cm high and have no leaves. They flower with three to five flowers which are 1.4 cm wide. Plant is dormant in the winter.


Plants are found on growing on forest floor on mountains in Jiangxi, Fujian, and Taiwan provinces of China and in Japan at elevations of 1800 to 2800 meters



Common Names: The Japan Yoania


  1. Yoania squamipes (Fukuy.) Masam., J. Geobot. 21(3): x (1974).

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