Published in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 158(4): 689-695.
This small but attractive species is a recent discovery made in June 2004. It grows in the Huanglong valley in open shrub at altitudes between 3100-3200 m. In June 2005 it was also seen by one of the authors in a similar habitat in the neighboring Wanglang National Panda Reserve. Special characters of the new species are the two small white flowers with magenta-spotted lips, the partly uprolled margins of the lip, the widely separated viscidia covered by two bursicles and the broadly ovate single leaf. The plant reaches a height of 6-9 cm and the flowers have a diameter of 0.9-1.1 cm.