Platanthera stenoglossa Hayata 1914

Plant in situ Taiwan

Photos by Kinmatsu Lin Kinamtsu's Realms Website

Common Name The Slim Lipped Platanthera - In China Xia Ban She Chun Lan

Flower Size .6" 1.5 cm]

Found in Japan, The Ryukyus and Taiwan in broad leaved forests at elevations of 300 to 1600 meters as a miniature to medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with a tuberous, fusiform rootstock giving rise to an erect to ascending stem with a basal, tubular sheath and carrying a single, broadly elliptic to ovate elliptic, obtuse to acute apically, gradually narrowing below into the basally clasping leaf that blooms in the spring on a ridged, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, laxly 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with 1 to 3, scattered, scale-like, lanceolate bracts and lanceolate, to ovate-lanceolate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms Herminium angustilabre King & Pantl. 1896; Platanthera chingshuishania S.S.Ying 1988; Platanthera iriomotensis Masam. 1934; Platanthera stenoglossa subsp. hottae K.Inoue 1981; Platanthera stenoglossa subsp. iriomotensis (Masam.) K.Inoue 1981; Platanthera stenosepala Schltr. 1919

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Herminium angustilabre; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide