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Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Arethuseae
Subtribus: Arethusinae
Genus: Arethusa
Species: Arethusa bulbosa


Arethusa L., Sp. Pl.: 950 (1753)


  • Heterotypic
    • Orchidion Mitch., Diss. Bot. Zool.: 40 (1769)


Native distribution areas:
  • Northern America
    • Western Canada
      • Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan.
    • Eastern Canada
      • Labrador, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Isle, Québec.
    • North-Central U.S.A.
      • Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin.
    • Northeastern U.S.A.
      • Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Islands, Vermont, West Virginia.
    • Southeastern U.S.A.
      • Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

Ελληνικά: Αρέθουσα
English: Dragon's mouth
français: Aréthuse bulbeuse
перем коми: Аретуса
коми: Аретуса
мокшень: Аретуса
олык марий: Аретуса
кырык мары: Аретуса
удмурт: Аретуса
українська: Аретуса
Tiếng Việt: Phong lan miệng rồng

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