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Manniella hongkongensis S. Y. Hu & Barretto

This species is a deciduous orchid, which requires a resting period during the dry monsoon season in Hongkong. The leaves begin to turn brown and wither in November. The flowering scape emerges before the leaves at the end of January. The flowers open in early April. The life cycle of the species is affected by the climate, when there is a wet autumn, the plants may retain their leaves a couple of months longer. In such a case, the flowering and leafy shoots appear much later in the following growing season.

New Species Found in Hong Kong by our team
(A section added to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

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