Ponerorchis farreri

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Ponerorchis farreri
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Genus: Ponerorchis
P. farreri
Binomial name
Ponerorchis farreri
(Schltr.) X.H.Jin, Schuit. & W.T.Jin[1]
  • Amitostigma farreri Schltr.
  • Orchis farreri (Schltr.) Soó

Ponerorchis farreri is a species of flowering plant in the family Orchidaceae, native from south-east Tibet to south-central China (north-west Yunnan).[1]


The species was first described in 1924 by Rudolf Schlechter, as Amitostigma farreri.[1] A molecular phylogenetic study in 2014 found that species of Amitostigma, Neottianthe and Ponerorchis were mixed together in a single clade, making none of the three genera monophyletic as then circumscribed. Amitostigma and Neottianthe were subsumed into Ponerorchis, with Amitostigma farreri becoming Ponerorchis farreri.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Ponerorchis farreri", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2018-03-25
  2. ^ Jin, Wei-Tao; Jin, Xiao-Hua; Schuiteman, André; Li, De-Zhu; Xiang, Xiao-Guo; Huang, Wei-Chang; Li, Jian-Wu & Huang, Lu-Qi (2014), "Molecular systematics of subtribe Orchidinae and Asian taxa of Habenariinae (Orchideae, Orchidaceae) based on plastid matK, rbcL and nuclear ITS", Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 77: 41–53, doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2014.04.004