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Common Name The Uniform Platanthera In China - Xi Nan Jian Yao Lan

Flower Size .5" [1.4 cm]

Found in Guizhou, Sichuan and northwestern Yunnan provinces of China on rocky slopes and mossy ottcrops in dense forests at elevations of 1800 to 3200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with a stem with 1 to 2 tubular, basal sheaths and carrying 1 to 2 elliptic to ovate, acute leaves above that blooms in the late summer on an erect, 1.2 to 2.8" [3 to 7 cm] long, to more than 20 flowered inflorescence with 4 lanceolate, acute bracts and lanceoalte, shorter than the ovary, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Diphylax uniformis (Tang & F.T.Wang) Tang, F.T.Wang & K.Y.Lang 1989; Platanthera danghatuensis Ormerod 2013; Platanthera opsimantha Tang & F.T.Wang 1940;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Diphylax uniformis ; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Diphylax uniformis drawing fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 as Diphylax uniformis photo ok; Taiwania, 58(1): 20-34, Orchidaceous Additions to the Flora of China (II) Ormerod 2013 as Platanthera opsimantha; Taiwania, 58(1): 20-34, Orchidaceous Additions to the Flora of China (II) Ormerod 2013 as P danghatuensis drawing fide;

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