Neottia pantlingii [W W Sm.] Tang & F T Wang 1951

Drawing by Chen in Acta Phytotaxa Sinica 17,1979

Deep shade Cold LATER Summer

Common Name Pantling's Neottia [English Botanistin the Himalayas 1800's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas at elevations of 3000 to 3700 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a short rhizome giving rise to an erect, stem with unequal, scale-like, obtuse, basal sheaths that blooms in the later summer on an erect, peduncle, glabrous, upper part red pubescent, rachis 1.6 to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm] long, laxly 10 to 30 flowered inflorescence with linear to linear-oblong, acuminate, erect, shorter to longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying uniformly dull red flowers

Synonyms *Aphyllorchis pantlingii W.W.Sm. 1911; Archineottia pantlingii (W.W.Sm.) S.C.Chen 1979; Holopogon pantlingii (W.W.Sm.) S.C.Chen 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002;