Platanthera epiphytica Aver. & Efimov 2006

Photo by L Averyanov and The Hoa Lan Vietnam Website

Part shade Cold LATESummerEARLY Spring

Common NameThe Epiphytic Platanthera

Flower Size

Found in southern Vietnam in mossy primary, wet cloud forests at elevations around 2300 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with attenuate, fusiform tubers giving rise to either a single, radical, broadly ovate to broadly elliptic, attenuate at the base into the distinct petiolate base leaf or an erect floriferous stem with 2 basal sheaths and above, 1 to 2, distant, deep green, glabrous, fleshy, leathery, glossy, sessile, ovate to narrowly ovate leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, terminal, to 8.8" [22 cm] long, several flowered inflorescnece with narrowly ovate, acute floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;