Platanthera volcanica Lindl. 1840

Drawing of Habenaria nubigena by © Oakes Ames

Part shade Cold

Common Name The Volcano Living Platanthera

Flower Size

Found central and southwestern Mexico at elevations of 2200 to 3100 meters as a small to giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with a leafy erect stem carrying erect ensiform, 3 nerved leaves that blooms on an erect, elongate, cylindrical, several flowered inflorescence

Very similar to P limosa but p volcanica has a lanceolate lip outline while P limosa is oblong-linear.

Synonyms Coenoemersa volcanica (Lindl.) R.González & Lizb.Hern. 2010; Gymnadenia neottioides A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845; Gymnadenia prasina A.Rich. ex Ames 1910; Habenaria volcanica (Lindl.) S.Watson 1883

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 4 Ames 1910 as Habenaria volcanica drawing fide;