Pecteilis radiata [Thunb.] Raf. 1836

Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Plant in situ Photos by Natsui from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

Common Name The Ray Shaped Pecteilis - In Japan - Sagi-so [Heron grass] - The Egret Flower - In China Xia Ye Bai Die Lan

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

Found in western Henan China, Japan and Korea in forest glades at elevations around 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, erect, cold growing terrestrial with small, ovoid or ellipsoid tubers with an erect, slender terete stem carrying 3 to 7, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, suberect leaves with basal leaf sheaths and blooms in the summer on a terminal inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying 1 to 3 showy flowers.

Synonyms Habenaria dianthoides Nevski 1935; Habenaria radiata (Thunb.) Spreng. 1826; Habenaria radiata var. dianthoides (Nevski) Vyschin 1996; Hemihabenaria radiata (Spreng.) Finet 1902; Orchis radiata Thunb. 1794; Orchis susannae Thunb.1784; Pecteilis dianthoides (Nevski) Garay & G.A.Romero 1998; Plantaginorchis dianthoides (Nevski) Szlach. 2004; Plantaginorchis radiata (Thunb.) Szlach. 2004; Platanthera radiata [Thunb.] Lindl. 1835;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis Band 65 Orchidacearum Sibiriae Enumerato Kranzlin 1931; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 11 1958 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 11 1959 as H radiata var ginpukurin photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 11 1959 photo as H radiata var konpukurin; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 2 1960 as Pectelis radicans photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973 as Pectilus radiata; AOS Bulletin Vol 44 #9 1975; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 6 1986 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Launert & Cribb 1992; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as P dianthoides; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #1 2016 photo fide;