Platanthera florentii

Family Orchidaceae
Subfamily Orchidoideae
Tribe Orchideae
Subtribe Orchidinae
Scientific name Platanthera florentii Franchet & Savatier
Synonyms none
Common name (Japanese common name) jin-bai-sou (ジンバイソウ, 銀蝿草 [meaning: silver fly weed])
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu
(Other nations) none
Habitat Wet forest
Chromosomal number 2n=42
Description Plants 20-40cm tall. Leaves 2, 5-12cm long, 3-6cm wide. Flowers green, side sepals 5-6mm long, lip 7-10mm long, spurs 15-20mm long, flowering in August to September. Terrestrial. Perennial plants.
Reference Platanthera florentii Franch. & Sav.
Note Native to Japan. Rare species.

June 2010
at a private green house
June 2010
at a private green house