Pecteilis henryi Schltr.1919

Photo by Li Jianwu and The Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden Website

Part shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name Henry's Pecteilis - in China Dian nan bai die lan

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in the western Himalayas, Chinese Himalayas, Assam, India, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam at elevations around 670 to 1900 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrrestrial with oblong tubers giving rise to an erect, stout stem with 1 to several, basal, tubular sheaths carrying 4 to 6+, ligulate-oblong to lanceolate, acute leaves and several amplexicaul, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, acute, basaly clasping, sterile bracts above, that blooms in the summer on an erect, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, laxly 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence with foliaceous, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying large white flowers.

Synonyms Habenaria bassacensis Gagnep. 1931; Habenaria lacei (Rolfe ex Downie) Gagnep. 1934; Pecteilis bassacensis (Gagnep.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Pecteilis susannae subsp. henryi (Schltr.) So. 1929; Pecteilis lacei (Rolfe ex Downie) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Platanthera lacei Rolfe ex Downie 1925

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