Platanthera carnosilabris (Tang & F.T.Wang) X.H.Jin, Schuit. & W.T.Jin 2014

Photo by Jin Xiaohua


Common Name The Fleshy Lip Platanthera

Flower Size

Found in eastern Nepal and northwaetern Yunnan province of China in bamboo forests at elevations around 3200 meters sa a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender, erect stem carrying bract-like leaflets and 2 leaves in the lower half and 2 to 3, oval leaves above that blooms in the later summer on an erect, .6 to 1.4" [ 1.5 to 3.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


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