Platanthera kuenkelei H.Baumann 1981

Plant and Flower in situ Algeria Photos by Baumann and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Spring Summer

Common Name Kuenkel's Platanthera [German Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Sardinia, Algeria, Tunisia in oak woodlands to 1300 meters as a medium to large sized [in bloom], cool growing terrestrial with a whorl of basal ovate, obtuse leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, 18 to 36" [45 to 90 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Platanthera bifolia subsp. kuenkelei (H.Baumann) Kreutz 2004; Platanthera bifolia var. kuenkelei (H.Baumann) P.Delforge 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005 photo good