Platanthera dyeriana (King & Pantl.) Kraenzl. 1899

Photo by Jin Xiaohua

TYPE Drawing 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 and Bhutan 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.

Kew has this one asa synonym of P concinna and it may be but I have left them separate pending better references.

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; Indian Orchids: Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 Drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide