Pecteilis radiata

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White Egret Flower
Habenaria radiata.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchideae
Subtribe: Orchidinae
Genus: Pecteilis
Species: P. radiata
Binomial name
Pecteilis radiata
(Thunb.) Raf.

Pecteilis radiata (syn. Habenaria radiata) is a species of orchid found in China, Japan, Korea and Russia.[1] It is commonly known as the White Egret Flower, Fringed Orchid or Sagiso. It should not be confused with the white fringed orchid Platanthera praeclara, which is a North American species. The Sagiso is the official flower of Setagaya ward, Tokyo.


  1. ^ La Croix, I. F.; Aubron, Manuel (2008). The New Encyclopedia of Orchids:1500 Species in cultivation. Timber Press. p. 222. ISBN 0-88192-876-3. Retrieved June 21, 2009. 

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