Dactylorhiza hatagirea (D. Don) Soó 1962

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Common Name The Hatagirea Dactylorhiza [An Area in Himachal Pradesh, India] - In China Zhang Lie Lan

Flower Size size variable

Found in the Mongolia, Pakistan, western Himalayas, Chinese Himalayas, eastern Himalayas and Nepal on shrubby slopes and grasslands along ravines at elevations around 3000 to 4100 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2 to 4 lobed, often with elongated tips tubers giving rise to a stout, more or less fistular, leafy towards the apex stem carrying 3 to 6, erect, spreading, broadly lanceolate to oblong-ligulate to elliptic, lowest often ovate leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a 4.8 to 8" [12 to 20 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Dactylorhiza hatagirea var. doniana (So) So 1962; Dactylorhiza hatagirea var. schlaginweitii (So) So 1962; *Orchis hatagirea D.Don 1825; Orchis hatagirea var. doniana So 1928; Orchis hatagirea var. schlaginweitii So 1928; Orchis latifolia var. indica Lindl. 1835;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 ; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015