Nomocharis pardanthina Compared to Nomocharis aperta, Nomocharis pardanthina has leaves in whorls and no warts but the filaments have swollen bases that suddenly taper to an outer filiform part. This was the first species of Nomocharis to be discovered, it was found by the French missionary J. M. Delavay in 1883 on mount Koua-la-po in Yunan, China. After specimens were sent to Paris the species was described by Franchet in 1889. 'pardan' in plant names is related to the Greek for leopard (known for its spots).
Photographer: S-A Kallin