Platanthera neottianthoides (Tang & F.T.Wang) R.M.Bateman & P.J.Cribb 2009 Photos by China Digital Science and Technology Museum Website


Common Name The Neottianthe-Like Platanthera - In China Chan Hui Lan

Flower Size 3/8" [8mm]

Found in Guangxi and southeastern Yunnan provinces of China in dense forests and in valleys at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 2, ovate, 7 veined, acute leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, [1.5 to 2 cm] long, secund, 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Tsaiorchis neottianthoides Tang & F.T.Wang 1936

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 254 - 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974 as Tsaiorchis neottianthoides; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Tsaiorchis neottianthoides ; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide as Tsaiorchis neottianthoides ; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Tsaiorchis neottianthoides photos fide;