ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: Platanthera latilabris from Chakrata BS 109 : Attachments (5). 8 posts by 3 authors.
Platanthera latilabris from Chakrata

Yes this should be Platanthera latilabris.

This is Platanthera clavigera. As you can see, spur is shorter.
Thanks for sharing.

Ok … corrected in my folder also.


Chakrata, Uttarakhand
Aug., 2013.

Nice Catch … I also have to search my folder again for this plant

Nice pic, very confusing plant.

…, the credit for the ID of this orchid goes to … who helped me IDing few orchids, specially from Chakrata. Thanks for feedback friends.

Yes this is again Platanthera clavigera. Spur is short. I think I misidentified it earlier. Sorry about that.


ORCHIDACEAE FORTNIGHT:: For id from Chakrata- NS 21 : Attachments (6). 9 posts by 4 authors.
This beautiful orchid was also one of the finds of our recent Chakrata tour.. please help to id..

Can this be Platanthera latilabris  as posted in another thread by …??…

Yes looks like same

Yes this looks like Platanther latilabris.

is this Platanthera clavigera instead of Platanthera latilabris

Yes this is Platanthera clavigera. Spur is shorter !


Another Platanthera for I D ABAUG01/05 : 4 posts by 3 authors. 3 images.

Again a Platanthera but unlike P. latilabris, with flowers clustered tightly on top of the stem. Please help with the ID.
On Mcleodganj-Triund trek, HP
2500m approx.
31 July 2016 

Wonderful pictures!!!

This plant should be Platanthera clavigera (=Habenaria clavigera).

Platanthera clavigera Lindl. ?? : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)

Location: Kharidhunga, Sindhupalchok, Nepal
Date: 6 September 2017
Elevation : 8700 ft.
Surprisingly the plant was almost above 120 cm.

Very interesting. Yes this is Platanthera clavigera and now known as Herminium clavigerum. Name comes from the distinct shape of the spur.

Thank you … for the new name.
By the way what is the maximum height of the plant as it was around 160 cm above.

Herminium clavigerum (Lindl.) X.H.Jin, Schuit., Raskoti & Lu Q.Huang !

unknow orchid from Sherpaland : 5 posts by 3 authors. 2 images.
date 14-10-2018
At Vitte, Sherpaland at about 2700m
Plant: orchid
Flowering october but at its end (full flowering in september)
Plant growing in the grassy talud of a path
Flowers green; upper ones fresh

I think this is Habenaria clavigera. Where was it taken? Where is Sherpaland?

Thanks, … I think it may be in Nepal.

It’s Just south-west of Mt. Everest in Nepal.


SK 3859 19 September 2023 -Ordchiaceae: 9 high res. images.

Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur, Nepal
Date: 26 August 2023
Altitude: 2700 m.
Habitat : Wild 

Herminium clavigerum (Lindl.) X.H.Jin, Schuit., Raskoti & Lu Q.Huang  Syn : Platanthera clavigera Lindl. ??

This should be Platanthera clavigera. I do not think this should belong to Herminium as some Chinese and British experts pushed it to.

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