Platanthera densa Freyn 1896

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Common Name The Dense Platanthera - in China Duo Ye She Chun Lan

Flower Size

Found in southeastern Siberia, Korea and Xizang province of China in alpine meadows as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a narrowly fusifom, shortly 2 lobed rootstock giving rise to an erect stem provided with 2 tubular, basal sheaths and carrying 2, cauline, elliptic, obtuse, contracted and clasping base leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, eduncle provided with a singlelanceolate bract, rachis 2.4" [ 6 cm] long, subdensely 15 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate almost twice as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Platanthera chlorantha var. densa (Freyn) So 1929; Platanthera freynii Kraenzl. 1913;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven and Duyuan 2009;