Platanthera dyeriana (King & Pantl.) Kraenzl. 1899 Drawing by © R Pantling and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial sun Cold EARLY Summer

Common Name Dyer's Platanthera [Kew Director in later 1800's-early 1900's]

Flower Size .2" to .32" [5 to 8 mm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas at elevations around 3660 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a thickly fusiform rhizome giving rise to an erect, slender stem with 1 or 2 basal overlapping, oblanceolate, obtuse sheaths and carrying 3 to 4, along the stem, sessile, oblong-lanceolate, subacute leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, terminal, .8 to 3.6" [2 to 9 cm] long, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms *Habenaria dyeriana King & Pantl.1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Habenaria dyeriana drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002;

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