Platanthera roseotincta (W.W.Sm.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1940

Plant and Flowers

Photos by The Subject Database of Chinese Plants Website


Common Name The Rose Tinted Platanthera

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Tibet, the Chinese Himalayas and northern Myanmar in alpine grasslands at elevations of 3400 to 4200 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a creeping, stoloniferous, cylindric rootstock giving rise to an erect to ascending stem with 1 to 2 basal, tubular sheaths and carrying a single cauline, linear to ligulate, obtuse to acute, basally clasping leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, slender, .8 to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long, 3 to 10+ flowered inflorescence sometimes with 1 foliaceous bract and lanceolate, to ovate-lanceolate, basal ones exceeding the ovary in length floral bracts.

Synonyms Chondradenia doyonensis (Hand.-Mazz.) Verm. 1972; Galearis doyonensis (Hand.-Mazz.) P.F.Hunt 1971; Galeorchis doyonensis (Hand.-Mazz.) So 1966; *Habenaria roseotincta W.W.Sm. 1921; Orchis doyonensis Hand.-Mazz. 1936; Platanthera altigena Schltr. 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973 as Chondradenia doyonensis; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Ravern and Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Ravern and Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide