Platanthera singgalangensis (J.J.Sm.) Efimov 2009


photo/drawing by L Averyanov and the Hoa Lan Viet Nam Website


Common Name The Singgalang Platanthera [A town in western Sumatra]

Flower Size

Found in Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Sumatra, Philippines and New Guinea at elevations of 1000 to 2800 meters in primary coniferous, mixed and broadleaved, evergreen montane forests as a small to large sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with an erect more or less robust stem carrying 1 to a few, cauline, sessile, imbricate, triangular, acute, basal, sheaths and and 1 to 2, above the sheaths, grading smaller above, sessile, ovate, acute leaves as well as 1 to 2, from the roots, petiolate, ellitic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the mid winter through mid spring on a terminal, erect, rachis 6" [15 cm] long, more or less robust, few to many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Platanthera angustata var. singgalangensis J.J.Sm. 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra JB Comber 2001 as Platanthera angustata photo good;