Platanthera elegans

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Platanthera elegans


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Orchidoideae
Tribus: Orchideae
Subtribus: Orchidinae
Genus: Platanthera
Species: Platanthera elegans
Subspecies: (2)
P. e. subsp. decurtata – P. e. subsp. elegans


Platanthera elegans Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 285 (1835)


  • Homotypic
    • Habenaria elegans (Lindl.) Bol., Cat. Pl. San Francisco: 29 (1870)
    • Piperia elegans (Lindl.) Rydb., Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 28: 270 (1901)


Native distribution areas:
  • Northern America
    • Western Canada
      • British Columbia.
    • Northwestern U.S.A.
      • Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington.
    • Southwestern U.S.A.
      • California.

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


Primary references[edit]

  • Lindley, J. 1835. The Genera and Species of Orchidaceous Plants 285.


Vernacular names[edit]

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