Platanthera gonggana (Ormerod) Efimov 2016

TYPE drawing by Paul Ormerod and * Taiwania, 58(1): 20-34, Orchidaceous Additions to the Flora of China (II) Ormerod 2013

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Common Name The Gongga Shan Platanthera [A mountain in Sichuan province of China]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Sichuan province of China at elevations of 3000 to 3100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, terete stem provided with 2 basal, cauline sheaths and carrying 2, narrowly oblong, aubacute, disjunct, attenuate base leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, peduncle 2.88" [7.2 cm] long, provided with 2 sheathing bracts, rachis .88" [2.2 cm] long, sublaxly, secundly, 7 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying white flowers.

"This species does not seem to have any close relatives. It would key out near P. carnosilabre but it differs from that taxon in having twice as large white (not green) flowers with wider .434" VS .02" [1.85 vs. 0.50 mm] oblong-elliptic (not oblong) petals." Ormerod 2013

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Taiwania, 58(1): 20-34, Orchidaceous Additions to the Flora of China (II) Ormerod 2013 drawing fide;

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