Platanthera dulongensis X.H.Jin & Efimov – a new report for India from Darjeeling District, West Bengal.

Platanthera dulongensis X.H.Jin & Efimov – a new report for India from Darjeeling District, West Bengal.

Platanthera dulongensis
Platanthera dulongensis

Terrestrial. Plants 18-35 cm. Tuber cylindric, 1.5-7, 0.7-1.2 cm in diameter, hairy. Stem cylindric, 7-15, 1-1.2 cm in diameter, base sheathed and rooting. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, 6.5-14 X 1.2-3.5 cm, petiole-like base and tubular sheath, apex acute to blunt. Peduncle angled or ribbed; many flowered. Sepals 0.3-0.5 X 0.2 cm, apex blunt; dorsal ovate; lateral oblong-lanceolate. Petals as long as dorsal sepal, oblong-lanceolate, apex blunt. Lip longer than lateral sepals, ovate-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, apex blunt. Spur cylindric, apex shallowly bifid. Floral bracts lanceolate, longer than ovary.

8600-9700 ft; August; Extremely rare.

Darjeeling district.

Platanthera dulongensis
Platanthera dulongensis
Platanthera dulongensis
Platanthera dulongensis
Platanthera dulongensis
Platanthera dulongensis
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