Platanthera metabifolia F.Maek. 1935Photos by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

Common Name The Large Two Leafed Platanthera - In Japan - Ezo-chidori [Ezo plover birds orchid (Ezo = an old name of Hokkaido region)]

Flower Size

Found in Far Eastern Russia, Japan, China and Korea at elevations of 200-2800 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the spring through summer

Synonyms Platanthera bifolia subsp. extremiorientalis (Nevski) So 1969; Platanthera chlorantha var. metabifolia (F.Maek.) M.Hiroe 1971; Platanthera extremiorientalis Nevski 1935

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;