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2. Neottia inayatii (Duthie) Beauverd in Bull. Soc. Bot. Geneve ser. 2, 17: 339. 1926. R. R. Stewart, l.c.72.


  • Listera inayatii Duthie
  • Listera kashmiriana Duthie

    Plants 15-30 cm. Stem stout, with 3-4 loose sheaths. Inflorescence ± dense. Flowers brownish to yellowish-brown. Perianth segments c. 2 mm long, connivent. Sepals broadly ovate, the lateral ± oblique; petals spathulate, near the rounded apex c. 1 mm broad. Labellum twice as long as sepals, pendulous to spreading, the margins shortly ciliate, divided at apex into two lobes, upper surface with thickened central longitudinal ridge. Column short, 1.5 mm long. Ovary globose, c.2 mm long, with slender, twice as long pedicel, glandular-pubescent.

    Type: Hazara: Kaghan Valley. Bhurj, 8.7.1897, Inayat Khan 22596! (Holo.: DD; K,E).

    The only collection from Pakistan is from the type locality in Hazara.

    Distribution: Pakistan and Kashmir.

    Similar to Neottia listeroides, but distinguished by the smaller flowers in a dense inflorescence and the shape of the petals.


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