Platanthera australis L.Wu, X.L.Yu, H.Z.Tian & J.L.Luo 2017

Photo by Jin Xiaohua


Common Name The Southern Platanthera

Flower Size

Found in Hunan province of China in broad-leaved forests at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a fusiform tuber giving rise to an erect stem provided with 1 to 2, cylindrical sheaths and carrying 3 to 5, linear-lanceolate, small towards the apex, acute leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, 4.6 to 9.2" [11.5 to 23.5 cm] long, laxly 13 to 30 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide