Neottia dentata (King & Pantl.) Szlach. 1995

TYPE Drawing by R Pantling and Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Toothed Neottia [refers to the toothed margin of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas at elevations around 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a glabrous stem with 2 unequal, basal sheaths and carrying 2, opposite, at the apex of the stem, unequally orbicular-cordate leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, glandular-pubescent, 5" [12.5 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute, concave, equalling the pedicel and ovary floral bracts

Synonyms *Listera dentata King & Pantl.1898

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Listera dentata drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 as Listera dentata drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Crib 2002 as Listera dentata; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Listera dentata;