Platanthera angustata (Blume) Lindl. 1835

Inflorescence and Plant

Closer Flower View

Closer Still Photo courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulenand Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Another Closeup Angle

Plant Ensitu in Cameron Heights Malaysia Photo courtesy of David Kuehn

Part shadeWarmTo ColdFall

Common Name or Meaning The Thin Plantanthera

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Borneo Java, Sumatra, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaysia, Sulawesi, New Guinea, Moluccas and the Philippines in moss under trees on exposed upper mountain ridges at elevations of 1500 to 2800 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial orchid with roots that are thick and fleshy giving rise to an erect stem carrying light green, veins darker, ovate, acute, smaller when higher up leaves with the lowest being petiolate and the others being sessile that blooms in the fall on an erect, terminal, 12" to 24" [30 to 60 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate floral bracts and holding the flowers facing the ground.

Synonyms Habenaria amesiana (Schltr.) Ames 1915; Habenaria angustata Kuntze 1891; Habenaria elmeri Ames 1912; Habenaria halconensis Ames 1907; Habenaria zosterostyloides Hook.f. 1890; *Mecosa angustata Blume 1825; Platanthera amesiana Schltr. 1911; Platanthera elmeri (Ames) Schltr. 1919; Platanthera hachijoensis Honda 1935; Platanthera halconensis (Ames) Schltr. 1911; Platanthera mandarinorum f. hachijoensis (Honda) M.Hiroe 1971

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as P elmeri; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as P halconensis; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Flora Malesiana: Orchids of New Guinea Vol 5 Schuiteman & D de Vogel 2008; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide