Platanthera finetiana Schltr. 1910 Photo by Hudong.com

FragrantPartial shadeWarmCold LATER Summer

Common Name or Meaning Finet's Platanthera [French Botanist 1900's] - In China Dui Er She Chun Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sichuan, Hubei and southeastern Gansu provinces of China in forests on slopes along valleys at elevations of 1200 to 3500 meters as a medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with an erect, stout stem with basal, tubular sheaths and carrying 3 to 4, cauline, widely spaced, oblong, ellipti to elliptic-lanceolate, obtuse to acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, 4 to [10 to 18 cm] long, subdensely to densely 8 to 26 flowered inflorescence with several lanceoalte bracts and lanceolate, basal ones longer than the ovary, acuminate floral bracts carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Habenaria stenantha var. auriculata (Finet) S.Y.Hu 1974; Hemihabenaria stenantha var. auriculata Finet 1901; Tulotis finetiana (Schltr.) Efimov 2008 publ. 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009

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