Platanthera ussuriensis (Regel) Maxim.1887

Plant and Flowers in situ Japan

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Photos by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

Common Name The Ussuri River Platanthera [River between Siberia and Manchuria] - In Japan - Tonbo-sou - In China Dong Ya She Chun Lan

Flower Size .2" [6mm]

Found in Siberia, Japan, China and Korea in forests, forest margins, along gullies in shade at elevations of 400 to 2800 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, slender stem enveloped basally by 1 to 2 tubular sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, cauline, widely spaced, spatulate to narrowly oblong, acute to obtuse , basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, slender, 2.4 to 4" [56 to 10 cm] long, laxly 10 to 20 flowered, racemose inflorescence with 1 to several, small, lanceolate bracts and narrowly lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Habenaria japonica var. micrantha Miq. 1866; Habenaria shensiana Kraenzl. 1905; Perularia ussuriensis (Regel) Schltr. 1919; Platanthera herbiola var. japonica Finet 1900; Platanthera shensiana (Kraenzl.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; *Platanthera tipuloides var. ussuriensis Regel 1861; Tulotis shensiana (Kraenzl.) H.Hara 1955; Tulotis ussuriensis (Regel) Hara 1955

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Shaanxi - Shaanxi Science & Technology Press 2007 photo fide as Tulotis ussuriensis; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 as Tulotis ussuriense photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide