Platanthera algeriensis Batt. & Trab.1892 Photo by Tigerente and Wikipedia Website

FragrantPart shade WarmCool LATE WinterSpring

Common Name The Algerian Platanthera

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Corsica, Sardinia, Spain, Morroco and Algeria as a medium szied,warm to cool growing terretrial with usually paired, fusiform tubers giivng rise to basal, 2 to 3, opposite, oblong-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, stout, 12 to 32" [30 to 80 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Platanthera chlorantha subsp. algeriensis (Batt. & Trab.) Emb.1935

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965;

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