Platanthera camtschatica (Cham.) Soˇ 1969

Inflorescence and PlantPhotos courtesy of Natsui from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

Common Name The Kamchatscha Platanthera [A Russian eastern territory] - In Japan Nobine-Chidori

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in eastern Russia, Japan and Korea as a just medium to large sized terrestrial orchid that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Gymnadenia camtschatica (Cham.) Miyabe & Kud˘ 1915; Gymnadenia decipiens (Lindl.) Schltr. 1919; Gymnadenia vidalii Franch. & Sav. 1878; Neolindleya camtschatica (Cham.) Nevski 1935; Neolindleya decipiens (Lindl.) Kraenzl. 1899; *Orchis camtschatica Cham. 1828; Platanthera decipiens Lindl. 1835

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Gymnadenia decipiens; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Gymnadenia camtschatica

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