Platanthera blumei Lindl. 1835 Collection sheet by J J Smith and The Kew Website

Partial shade Cold

Common Name Blume's Platanthera [Dutch Orchid Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Java and Sumatra in montane forests at elevations around 3400 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem without tubers carrying 1 to 2, direct from the roots, lanceolate, acute, petiolate base leaves and direct from the stem, to 6, basally clasping, lanceolate, becoming smaller above leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Mecosa dilatata Blume 1825; Habenaria blumei (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java J B Comber 1990; Orchids of Sumatra JB Comber 2001;