Platanthera holmboei H.Lindb. 1942

Plant and Flowers in situ Photos by © Anke A and courtesy of Terrestrial Orchid Gallery

Part Shade WarmColdSpring

Common Name Holmboe's Platanthera [Norwegian Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the eastern Aegaen Islands, Cyprus, Turkey, Syria Lebanon, Israel and Jordan in scrub and pinewoods in shade at elevations up to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with 1 to 4 basal leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 6 to 16" [15 t o40 cm] long, to 25 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Platanthera chlorantha subsp. holmboei (H.Lindb.) J.J.Wood 1980; Platanthera lesbiaca Devillers-Tersch., Devillers, Dedroog, Baeten & Flausch 2010; Platanthera montana subsp. holmboei (H.Lindb.) Ströhle 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005