S. Y. Hu & Barretto
This small saxicolous orchid was first collected by N.
K. Chun from Taimoshan, and distributed by the Botanical Institute,
Sun Yatsen University, Canton, China, in 1930. In January, 1969,
Gloria Barretto found it again on the same mountain and brought
some plants back to her orchid garden. In May the plants flowered
and were taken to Chung Chi College, The Chinese University
of Hong Kong, for description and analytical drawings. In 1972,
Ronald Clibbron-Dyer brought sufficient material for distribution
to herbaria in Europe and America.
This species is named in honour of J. L. Youngsaye, who began
his study of native orchids of Hong Kong in the 1930's. His
valuable notes, photographs and accurate knowledge of the occurrence
of Hong Kong orchids have been indispensable to our studies.
Found in Hong Kong by our team
(A section added to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of The
Chinese University of Hong Kong)