Platanthera biermanniana (King & Pantl.) Kraenzl. 1899 Collection sheet by Jany Renz and The Kew Website

Partial sun Cold Summer

Common Name Biermann's Platanthera [German Curator of Calcutta Botanical garden 1800's]

Flower Size .14 to .18"[3.5 to 4.5 mm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas and Nepal in rhododendron forests at elevations of 2000 to 3050 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a cylindric-ovoid, sparsely pubescent tuber giving rise to a slender stem enveloped by basal, overlapping, lanceolate sheaths and lanceolate, acute to acuminate stem bracts and carrying 4 to 5, distant, lanceolate, acute, clasping, strongly veined, leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, rachis 1.8" to 2.8" [4.5 to 7 cm] long, laxly 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Habenaria biermanniana King & Pantl. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 64(2): 343 (1895 drawing fide; Indian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 as Habenaria biermanniana drawing fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002;