The genus Platanthera (Orchidaceae) in India with two new species

Prasad K.

Published on : 30-Jun-2023



The genus Platanthera Rich. (Orchidaceae) is revisited in India, describing two new species, P. dambungensis and P. lachungensis. Photo plates are provided for the new species along with a key for the identification of species occurring in India. Updated names, distributional data, and type information of other Indian members of this genus are provided. Lectotypes are designated here for the names Habenaria juncea King & Pantl., Herminium angustilabre King & Pantl. and Herminium orbiculare Hook.f.