Platanthera leucophaea

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Platanthera leucophaea


Taxonavigation: Asparagales
Classification System: APG III (down to family level)

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Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Orchidoideae
Tribus: Orchideae
Subtribus: Orchidinae
Genus: Platanthera
Species: Platanthera leucophaea


Platanthera leucophaea (Nutt.) Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 294 (1835)


  • Basionym
    • Orchis leucophaea Nutt., Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n.s., 5: 161 (1835)
  • Homotypic
    • Habenaria leucophaea (Nutt.) A.Gray, Manual, ed. 5: 502 (1867)
    • Blephariglottis leucophaea (Nutt.) Rydb. in N.L.Britton, Man. Fl. N. States: 296 (1901)
    • Fimbriella leucophaea (Nutt.) Butzin, Willdenowia 11: 324 (1981)


  • Lindley, J. (1835) Genera and Species of Orchidaceous Plants, The. London 294.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2001). Orchidoideae (Part 1). Genera Orchidacearum 2: 345 ff. Oxford University Press.
  • Govaerts, R. et al. (2012) Platanthera leucophaea in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2012 May 31.
  • Platanthera leucophaea in The Orders and Families of Monocotyledons. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 May 4.
  • (2012) Platanthera leucophaea Published on the internet. Accessed: 2012 May. 31.
  • IPNI
  • The Plant List (2014) Platanthera leucophaea in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 May 4.
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]

Native distribution

Vernacular names

English: Eastern prairie fringed orchid
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