Platanthera longicalcarata Hayata 1911

Photo by Chen Tiancai and The Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility Website

Common Name The Long Spur Platanthera

Flower Size .4 to .48" [1 to 1.2 cm]

Found in north central and central Taiwan in alpine coniferous forests and bamboo thickets at elevations of 2400 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with stoliniform tubers giving rise to a suberect, ridged, pale green stem carrying 2 larger basal, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, narrwoing below into an indistinct petiolate base leaves, 2 to 3 smaller, bract-like leaves above that blooms in the summer on a terminal, straight, erect to suberect, green, 3.2 to 8" [8 to 20 cm] long, racemose, laxly to well spaced, 5 to 20 flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate, nearly wide opening flowers Synonyms Habenaria longicalcarata (Hayata) S.S.Ying 1977; Plantaginorchis longicalcarata (Hayata) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2006; Tulotis longicalcarata (Hayata) T.S.Liu & H.J.Su 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven and Duyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven and Duyuan 2010 drawing fide The Wild Orchids of Taiwan An Illustrated Guide Lin & Wang 2014 photos fide