Platanthera kinabaluensis Kraenzl. ex Rolfe 1914 Photo by Th. Nordhausen and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part sun Cool Cold

Common Name The Mt. Kinabalu Platanthera

Flower Size

Found in Borneo in upper montane forests at elevations of 1500 to 3400 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial withan erect stem provided with 5 or more leaf sheath bases carrying lanceolate to lanceolate-ovate , more or less adpressed to the stem, sharply acuminate, prominently sulcate mid nerve, above, and carinate beneath, gradually smaller above, basally clasping leave that blooms in the fall on an erect, 4.8" [12 cm] long, lax, to 10 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, very long acuminate, as long as to longer than the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms Habenaria crassinervia Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920; Habenaria gibbsiae (Rolfe) Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920; Habenaria kinabaluensis (Kraenzl. ex Rolfe) Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920; Platanthera crassinervia (Ames & C.Schweinf.) J.J.Sm. 1927; Platanthera gibbsiae Rolfe 1914;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol VI Ames 1920 as Habenaria crassinervis; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol VI Ames 1920 as H gibbsiae; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol VI Ames 1920 as Habenaria kinabaluensis; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood. Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo good; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Woo & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo good; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011

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