Platanthera stenochila X.H.Jin, Schuit., Raskoti & L.Q.Huang 2015 Drawing by by R Pantling and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial sun Cold Summer

Common Name The Narrow Lipped Platanthera

Flower Size .16 to .24" [4 to 6 mm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas and northwestern Yunnan province of China at elevations around 4000 to 4300 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with an angled stem with 2, basal overlapping, tubular sheaths and 2, linear-lanceolate, acuminate stem bracts and carrying a single, basal, elliptic, obtuse, sessile leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, glabrous, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, subdensely 8 to 12 flowered inflorecence with linear-lanceolate, acuminate, single veined floral bracts

Synonyms Androcorys angustilabris (King & Pantl.) Agrawala & H.J.Chowdherdy 2010; Herminium angustilabre King & Pantl. 1896; Monorchis angustilabris (King & Pantl.) O.Schwarz 1949

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Monorchis angustilabris drawing fide; Indian Orchids: Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 as Monorchis angustifolia;