- Flower nameIwachidori
- Scientific namePonerorchis keiskei
- Alias岩千鳥, 八千代, Ponerorchis keiskei, Iwachidori, 千鳥蘭, 君が代
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringPotted flower
- Flowering seasonApril, May, June
What is Iwachidori
Iwachidori (Scientific name: Ponderorchis keiskei) is a endemic species of Japan, and is a small deciduous wild orchid perennial plant (bulb plant) of the orchid family Hinaran. Distributed from Honshu to Shikoku and Izu Islands in Japan, it grows in wet rocky areas. Remove the petiole from the underground tuber and attach a long oval leaf. The plant height is 5 to 15 cm.
From spring to early summer, take out the flower stalks, extend the spikes from the tip and attach 1 to 10 pink florets. The flower is similar to capital grass and is a doll. The lip flap splits into three, and the middle split further splits into two. The lip flap has two rows of deep pink spots. Other flower colors are white and purple.
The kind name "keiskei" is attributed to the botanist "Dr. Keisuke Ito" (Dr. Yusuke Ito) of the Meiji era.
synonym: Amitostigma keiskei,
Also name: Iwachidori, Yachiyo, Chidoriran, Kimigayo,
Leaf length: 3 to 5 cm, leaf shape: oblong,
Flowering stage: April-June, Usage: Horticultural plants.