!Bhutanthera albomarginata (King & Pant.) Renz 2001 Photo by Cedric Basset and gardenbreizh.com

Inflorescence Photo by India Mike.com

Part Sun Cold LATER Summer EARLYFall

Common Name or Meaning The White Margin Bhutanthera

Flower Size 1.7 to .2" [4 to 5 mm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, eastern Himalayas, Bhutan and Nepal on yak grazed slopes at elevations of 3720 to 4270 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with depressed-globose tubers giving rise to a stout, basally sheathed, glabrous, stem carrying 2, remote, unequal, orbicular-elliptic to oblong, obtuse, narrowing below into the basally clasping leaves that blooms in the later summer and early fall on an erect, terminal, glabrous, .4 to 1.4" [1 to 3.5 cm] long, subdensely 5 to 20 flowered inflorescence with a large, leaf-like, lanceolate, spreading floral bracts.

Synonyms *Habenaria albomarginata King & Pantl. 1898; Peristylus albomarginatus (King & Pant.) K.Y.Lang 1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Habenaria albo-marginatum drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 40 2000; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 as Platanthera albomarginata Drawing/photo fide;

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