Platanthera stapfii Kraenzl. ex Rolfe 1914


Photo A Lamb/Drawing by Eleanor Catherine/Wood etal 1993

deep shade Cool Cold

Common NameStapf's Platanthera [

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found only on Mt Kinabalu in Borneo in lower montane forests in damp open areas or between boulders at elevations around 1500 to 2100 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect, short stem carrying 2, unequal, elliptic-lanceolate, acute petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, lateral, peduncel to 26 cm] long, provided with a 11 or so, tubular, acuminate sheaths, rachis 4.8" [12 cm] long, simultaneously 9 or so flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Habenaria stapfii (Kraenzl. ex Rolfe) Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; *The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide