Platanthera devolii (T.P.Lin & T.W.Hu) T.P.Lin & K.Inoue 1980

Plant in situ Taiwan

Photos by Kinmatsu Lin and Kinamtsu's Realms


Common Name Devol's Platanthera - In China Chang Ye She Chun Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northern and central Taiwan in shady places and wet mossy rocks in forests, forest margins and roadsides at elevations of 1900 to 2400 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terretsrial or lithophyte with a creeping, slender, stoloniferous rootstock giving rise to an erect stem with 1 to 2, basal, tubular sheaths and carrying 2, cauline, alternate, widely spaced, linear to linear-lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring through early fall on an erect, slender, 4 to10" [10 to 25 cm] long, 8 to 16 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3, small, lanceolate bracts and lanceoalte, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Platanthera longicalcarata Hayata var devolii S.S.. Ying; *Tulotis devolii T.P.Lin & T.W.Hu 1976

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 ok