Platanthera brevicalcarata Hayata 1911 Photo by Bettaman and Flickr Photo website Website

LATER EARLY

Common Name The Short Spur Platanthera - In China Duan Ju She Chun Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Japan and Taiwan in coniferous, mixed broad-leaved forests and grasslands at elevations of 1600 to 3700 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing terretrial with an elongate, creeping, stoloniferous rootstock giving rise to n erecet to ascending stem with 1 to 2, basal, tubular sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, basal, widely spaced, oblong to elliptic, acute, cuneate below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the later spring and early summer on an erect, slender, 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence with 1 to 4, foliaceous, lanceolate bracts and lanceolate, as long to slightly exceeding the length of the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria brevicalcarata (Hayata) Masam. 1968; Tulotis brevicalcarata (Hayata) Efimov 2008 publ. 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide

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