Platanthera kwangsiensis K.Y.Lang 1998

Drawing by The China Plant Website

Common Name The Kwangsi Platanthera [refers to the Chinese state of Guangxi]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in northern Guangxi province of China in alpine grasslands at elevations around 2100 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect to ascending stem with basal, tubular sheaths and carrying 2, basal, ovate to ovate-oblong, membraneous, acute, contracted below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the summer on a slender, [4.5 to 10.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with 1 or more lanceolate bracts and lanceolate floral bracts with the lower ones longer than the flowers .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2010 drawing fide;