Pecteilis triflora (D.Don) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951

Photo by Pankaj Kumar and the Flowers of India Website


Drawing by J. D. Hooker and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Three Flowered Pecteilis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the western Himalayas, Bangladesh, the eastern Himalayas and Nepal at elevations of 400 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a stout stem carrying smaller and narrower above, imbricating, suberect leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, erect, elongating to 8" [20 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Habenaria triflora D.Don 1825; Habenaria uniflora Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don 1825; Orchis uniflora Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don 1825; Pecteilis candida (Lindl.) Schltr. 1919; Platanthera candida Lindl. 1835; Platanthera triflora (D.Don) Pradhan 1979; Platanthera triflora var. multiflora Pradhan 1979; Platanthera uniflora (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) Lindl. 1835

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century Of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hkr 1895 as Habenaria triflora drawing fide; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as Habenaria triflora drawing ok; Indian Orchids: Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 as Platanthera triflora drawing fide; Indian Orchids A Guide to Identification & Culture Pradhan 1976 as Platanthera triflora var multiflora; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015